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, Business, Safety

GAO’s Recommendations on NTSB’s ‘Most Wanted List’ Prompt Action

Robert Sumwalt NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board agreed more transparency would improve the public’s understanding of a high-profile report after a federal watchdog recommended better access to its methodology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2020
Government

Speaker Pelosi’s Very Real, Very Brief ‘Infrastructure Week’

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrats' interest in infrastructure "has always been bipartisan." (CNN via YouTube)

While President Trump last week insisted that $2 trillion in infrastructure could re-energize the country’s economy, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pointed to the Democrats' five-year, $760 billion plan. Something could be in the works. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2020
Government

Democrats Call On Trump Administration to Extend Federal Schedule

Russell Vought Office of Management and Budget acting Director Russell Vought by Alex Brandon/Associated Press

Disruptions to the way of life due to the coronavirus pandemic prompted the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives to insist the Office of Management and Budget extend federal agencies’ deadlines for public comment periods on proposed rulemakings.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi Looks to Infrastructure for Next Coronavirus Crisis Response

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She says Congress "must take bold action to renew America’s infrastructure." (C-SPAN)

House Democrats’ next legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic will focus on reviving long-standing infrastructure priorities, such as improving freight and commuter mobility.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Nominees Await Action in Senate

Fulton Finch Fulton testifies at his nomination hearing. (Senate Commerce Committee)

The consideration of senior transportation nominees is among the pending matters before a Republican-led Senate scheduled to resume its legislative agenda April 20.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FCC Extends 5.9 GHz Spectrum Proposal Comment Deadline

FCC Ajit Pai via Evan Vucci/Associated Press

The Federal Communications Commission recently extended the opportunity to reply to comments on its proposed rulemaking to dedicate a significant aspect of auto safety airwaves for broadband uses.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2020
Government

Trump Announces Social Distancing Guidelines Through April 30

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump had held out hope that some parts of the country could restart operations by the Easter holiday on April 12. (Reuters via YouTube)

After suggesting a portion of the country could carry on with minimal interruptions by mid-April, President Donald Trump acknowledged over the weekend getting back to business as usual by that time is simply not realistic. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2020
Government

Senate Confirms Katherine Lemos to Head Chemical Safety Board

The Senate on March 23 confirmed Katherine Lemos to become chairwoman of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Points to Potential for Resuming Daily Operations by Easter

U.S. President Donald Trump Donald Trump by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

With Congress seeking to help stabilize the economy by advancing a $2 trillion rescue measure this week, President Donald Trump suggested a significant portion of the country’s operations, such as freight and passenger transportation networks, could resume as early as Easter, which falls on April 12 this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

$2.2 Trillion Stimulus Plan Aids Small Businesses, Families

Transportation Priorities Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at a past press conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan advanced by Congress will target aspects of the supply chain and commercial transportation networks that are struggling after the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the country’s economy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020

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