Eugene Mulero

Eugene Mulero

Senior Reporter

@eugenemulero

Eugene Mulero is a senior reporter at Transport Topics, focusing on Congress and national policy. He writes the Capitol Agenda column, leads coverage of elections and produces a media panel for Transport Topics Radio.


Government

TSA PreCheck Mobile Access Legislation Gains ATA Endorsement

Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee by Graeme Jennings/Pool via Associated Press

A U.S. Senate bill meant to facilitate online and mobile access for Transportation Security Administration background checks has been endorsed by American Trucking Associations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Press Trump Administration on Workforce Executive Order

DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump has created a new federal employment category that makes permanent jobs that were initially political appointments, formalizing a practice that presidential administrations have employed for years. However, congressional Democrats are expressing concern over the move.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2020
Government

Government Funding, COVID-19 Relief on Tap for Congress as Expiration Date Nears

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the medical system should not be denied additional financial support "for distributing the life-saving vaccines that appear to be on the horizon." (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

With the federal government’s funding authority set to expire Dec. 11, lawmakers are expected to take up its fiscal 2021 funding legislation as early as next week. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2020
Government

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Airline Safety Bill

Sen. Roger Wicker at a hearing in May 2020. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Sen. Roger Wicker speaks at a hearing in May. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Legislation designed to advance safety improvements across the aviation industry was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee Nov. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 25, 2020
Government

COVID-19 Aid, Government Funding Lead Lame-Duck Agenda

Nancy Pelosi (left) by Susan Walsh/AP; Mitch McConnell by Patrick Semansky/AP Nancy Pelosi (left) by Susan Walsh/AP; Mitch McConnell by Patrick Semansky/AP

Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill after Thanksgiving to close out a post-election lame-duck session that will include government funding legislation and the possibility of a new round of COVID-19 relief aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 24, 2020
Government, Business

Railroads Approaching Positive Train Control Full Implementation, FRA Says

PTC A Union Pacific engineer using PTC technology. (Union Pacific)

The automatic braking system Congress is mandating for the country’s railroads is almost implemented on the route miles required by law, according to federal regulators’ most recent update.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Seeking Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules

A Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo technology is displayed at an auto show in Detroit in January 2017. A Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo technology is displayed at an auto show in Detroit in January 2017. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Manufacturers Stakeholder Calls for Trump-Biden Cooperation During Transition

Biden Biden (John Locher/Associated Press)

Leaders at the National Association of Manufacturers argued the incoming administration would be better prepared to address concerns regarding the economy, national security and the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines via a collaborative process between President Donald Trump’s outgoing team and President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming personnel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FCC Reassigns Transportation Safety Spectrum

The FCC on Nov. 18 voted to repurpose the frequency spectrum previously reserved for automakers. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Despite pushback from transportation stakeholders and key policymakers on Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with its plan to reallocate some transportation safety spectrum for broadband uses.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 18, 2020
Government

Fiscal 2021 Funding Bill Negotiations Continue on Capitol Hill

Richard Shelby "We have before us the opportunity to deliver for the American people once again,” says Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

With the memory of the most recent presidential election still fresh in some lawmakers’ minds, congressional funding leaders continue to debate the dozen bills vital for keeping the government operational. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2020

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