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

Congressional Republicans Sound Alarm Over Supply Chains

Joe Biden President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pa., on Oct. 20. (Susan Walsh/AP)

WASHINGTON — Supply chain bottlenecks at the ports and rising prices for certain goods are indicative of the administration’s inability to respond to the COVID-19-era economy, a large contingent of congressional Republicans told President Joe Biden.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Commerce Panel Approves FMCSA Nominee

Meera Joshi FMCSA deputy Administrator Meera Joshi honors truck drivers at a National Truck Driver Appreciation Week event on Sept. 16. (U.S. Department of Transportation via Twitter)

WASHINGTON — The nomination of Meera Joshi, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, advanced to the floor of the U.S. Senate on Oct. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2021
Government

Senate Leaders Propose Fiscal 2022 Funding Increase for USDOT

Sen. Patrick Leahy “These bills make important investments in our nation’s infrastructure, our environment and the middle class, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy says. (Senate Appropriations Committee)

Legislation that would boost funding for federal transportation programs in fiscal 2022 was unveiled by leaders in the U.S. Senate on Oct. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2021
Government

Supply Chains Dominate Secretary Pete’s Schedule

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg "Every item you see, every container on every ship that is waiting at anchor … is there because an American company or consumer purchased it," Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

Congress is back at it this week to keep negotiating pieces of infrastructure legislation. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Government

US House Panel Approves Pipeline Bills After California Oil Spill

Containerships moored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. Dozens of containerships are moored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., on Oct. 9. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Legislation designed to enhance the safety of offshore pipelines recently was approved by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics

ATA’s Signature Conference Touts Workforce

MCE 2019 The exhibit floor at the 2019 Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition returns as an in-person meeting this year, providing trucking leaders with a forum to discuss pressing industry issues in a moment when moving goods efficiently across the country has never been in sharper focus.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

In Reconciliation, Progressives Tout Climate Investments Amid GOP Pushback

Reconciliation Markey speaks during a news conference outside the Capitol Building. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

As Democrats work on a revised multitrillion-dollar budget package, Republican transportation leaders have ramped up their criticism of congressional leaders and the Biden administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden White House Proposes NEPA Guidance Updates

NEPA From left: Mallory, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Biden at a press conference discussing the regulations. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A proposal to restore certain environmental review guidelines for infrastructure projects that were modified by the Trump administration was announced by the Biden White House.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

White House Climate Action Plan Includes USDOT

Flooded street in NJ United States Geological Survey workers pull a boat as they look for residents on a street flooded in Somerville, N.J., on Sept. 2. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)

In response to growing concerns associated with severe weather events linked to climate change activity, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently unveiled a comprehensive plan that pursues the administration’s aims for improving infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021
Government

Long December on Tap for Washington

Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged action from Democrats and Republicans on raising the debt ceiling. (Samuel Corum/ Bloomberg News)

Deadlines for the debt ceiling and fiscal 2022 government funding responsibilities have been scheduled for early December. And congressional leaders are pointing to the likelihood of a lengthy multitrillion-dollar budget reconciliation process. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021

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