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Senate Highway Policy Panel Examines Telework’s Potential

John Barrasso “We have had to find a way to get our jobs done and keep our economy going," John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate EPW Committee, says of the large portion of America's workforce working from home. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

Work from home? The Senate's highway policy committee sees the environmental benefits of it, even after the COVID-19 pandemic passes. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2020
Government

Portland on the Mind of US House Transportation Leader Peter DeFazio

Peter DeFazio “All Americans should be appalled by these gross violations of Oregonians’ civil liberties,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) says of the use of federal force at protests in Porland. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

The to-do list of the top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Peter DeFazio, now includes addressing the federal response in his home state of Oregon. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 27, 2020
Government

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: 'Clock is Ticking’ on Congressional Agenda

Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi says the slow pace of negotiations in the Senate likely will drive up the cost of the next stimulus bill. (Cheriss May/Bloomberg News)

With Congress ready to finish its summer session this month, negotiations on the next round of COVID-19 stimulus have picked up in the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile is not impressed with the pace of the talks. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 20, 2020
Government

Biden Points to Infrastructure Absent Trump’s Plan

Joe Biden On his campaign website, Joe Biden says he wants to “mobilize American ingenuity to build a modern infrastructure and an equitable, clean energy future.” (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has made infrastructure a talking point on the campaign trail. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Government

Sen. Tom Carper Challenges Freight, Transit Committees to Craft Infrastructure Plans

Sen. Tom Carper Tom Carper (D-Del.) is shown during a Senate Finance Committee hearing June 30. (Susan Walsh/Bloomberg News)

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, the Environment and Public Works Committee's ranking Democrat, recently reminded fellow senators in the Republican-led chamber about unfinished infrastructure business. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2020
Government

Mick Mulvaney: Infrastructure Worst Kind of Stimulus

Mick Mulvaney An economic stimulus plan based on infrastructure could take months, if not years, to have an impact, says former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News)

Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is advising against moving quickly on another emergency relief bill, especially if it prioritizes infrastructure projects. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 29, 2020
Government

Democrats Showcase Their Version of Infrastructure Week

Nancy Pelosi “We think that this will be nonartisan, very bipartisan. And we look forward to working together: House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans, and with the White House," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says. (C-Span)

The recent passage of a highway policy bill by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has refocused attention on the country’s surface transportation inadequacies. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2020
Government

Truckers Praised for Contributions to Country’s Economy

Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the nation's truckers were delivering essential supplies while the rest of the country was sheltering in place. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says truckers continue to serve on the front line in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic even as more of the economy is beginning to reopen. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2020
Government

Senate EPW Leaders Say Infrastructure Part of Solution During Turbulent Times

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper "I’m convinced that every member of this committee understands that it is our duty as public servants to serve all of our constituents, even the ones who haven’t voted for us and maybe never will,” says Delaware Sen. Tom Carper. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

An economy-reviving infrastructure plan may be more important than ever in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic and social upheaval. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2020
Government

Cuomo Appeals to Trump for Federal Funding to Upgrade New York's Infrastructure

Andrew Cuomo “When he ran for president, he spoke about a $1 trillion infrastructure program. That’s what he spoke about," says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Nearly eight years after Superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction in New York, infrastructure needs remain, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo says now is an opportune time to address them. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2020

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