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Infrastructure Week Encore: Trump, Democrats to Discuss Funding May 22

President Donald Trump Democrats want Trump to take the lead during infrastructure funding talks when the president meets with congressional Democrats on May 22. (Fox News via YouTube)

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed on April 30 to proceed with a $2 trillion infrastructure package, yet, they haven’t announced how to pay for the measure. That may change when they meet May 22 to discuss funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Nancy Pelosi to Headline Infrastructure Week Forum

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants President Donald Trump to take the lead on funding for the $2 trillion infrastructure initiative. (PBS NewsHour via YouTube)

The real Infrastructure Week is finally here, and Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be among the lawmakers delivering keynote addresses to stakeholders. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Agreement Solidifies First Victory for Trump’s Attempts at ‘Infrastructure Week’

ATA video: Life Won't Wait Roads and bridges may crumble, traffic may back up for miles ... but life won't wait. (American Trucking Associations via YouTube)

The April 30 meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats produced an agreement on a $2 trillion infrastructure package. The next step, which will occur within the next three weeks, is to discuss funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Optimism High Ahead of Leaders' Infrastructure Meeting at White House

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) by Legyndaryinc Studios via YouTube

Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill to find their leaders pursuing an agenda that’s not about immigration or impeachment politics. President Donald Trump is expected to break from his Mueller report victory lap for a meeting April 30 with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) to tackle infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Arlington Memorial Bridge Construction Greets Cherry Blossom Enthusiasts

Arlington Memorial Bridge repair Repairs to the Arlington Memorial Bridge are projected to be completed by early 2021. (National Park Service)

The seasonal beauty of Washington's cherry blossoms contrasts with construction on one of America's most iconic bridges. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Senate Appropriators Raise Livestock Industry’s ELD Concerns

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao “We’re very much aware of the hardship that these inflexible [HOS] rules have placed on rural and agricultural interests,” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal policymakers continue to share livestock haulers' concerns over the ELD mandate. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 1, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

U.S. Chamber (Again) Pledges to Support Hill Proponents of Fuel Tax Increase

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue will advocate for members of Congress who step up in support of a fuel tax hike to pay for infrastructure costs. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce via YouTube)

To those members of Congress who support raising the federal fuel tax, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants them to know they have its support. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Fiscal 2020 Budget Request Prioritizes Infrastructure Grants

Congressional aides deliver fiscal 2020 budget proposal Staffers deliver President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget proposal to the Cannon House Office Buiilding on Capitol Hill. (C-SPAN via YouTube)

President Donald Trump's 2020 budget proposal gives infrastructure grants a fair shake. But will the spending plan get anywhere? Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Rep. Sam Graves: August Do-or-Die Month for Infrastructure Bill in 2019

Sam Graves "In my opinion, we’re going to have to spend a lot of political capital to do whatever it is we’re going to do,” Rep. Sam Graves said at the AASHTO briefing. (aashtovideo via YouTube)

From fuel tax increases to a vehicle-miles-traveled fee, Congress has several funding options to consider. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead for the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Congressional Infrastructure Window 4-6 Months, Stakeholders Say

Melanie Piana “We can’t continue going on like we are as a nation,” Ferndale, Mich., Councilwoman Melanie Piana said at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this month. (Save MI City via YouTube)

The window for an infrastructure bill in 2019 is only about four months, starting now, and closing quickly. Here's Capitol Agenda's look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2019

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