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Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 7: The DeFazio Era Begins

New House speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) with Rep. Peter DeFazio (right) New House speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) with Rep. Peter DeFazio (right) by Alex Brandon/AP

Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio was first elected to Congress in 1986. Now as the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will he be the one to orchestrate an infrastructure funding plan? Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 2: An ‘I’ for an ‘I’

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Evan Vucci/AP

Infrastructure funding is once again in danger of being overshadowed by another "I" word in Washington. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2019
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 17: Thanks for the Memories, 2018

The author writes out a thank-you note The author writes out a thank-you note.

With the end of the year finally upon us, we take a page from late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon and fill out a few ‘thank you’ notes. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2018
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 3: The Year of Infrastructure Weeks?

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) stands behind President Trump and next to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin. (Ron Sachs/Bloomberg News)

Turn on a cable news show, and a federal lawmaker (most likely an incoming freshman) or a veteran pundit will declare that next year we’ll live each week as if it were “Infrastructure Week.” Until then, here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 11: A Rare Sighting

White rhino Getty Images

The U.S. Senate plans to work through much of what would have been its August recess, an event about as rare as the sighting of a white rhino. Here's what they hope to accomplish then, as well as what's ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 23: Industry and Government at Work

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The collaboration between the trucking industry and federal regulators is bound to strengthen once the tenure of Ray Martinez at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicks off. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 16: American Delight

Rep. Pete Roskam Rep. Pete Roskam via YouTube

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) was delighted to tell a gathering in Washington recently why Americans are delightful people. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 10: Infrastructure the Wallflower

Sen. Tom Carper Carper by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Recently, it seems Infrastructure had become the guy standing quietly in the corner as an out-of-control party raged around him. Sen. Tom Carper finally gave Infrastructure some love. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 31: 'Super Bowl of Safety'

pre-trip inspection John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Safety isn't sexy. When it comes to safe driving for the nation's truckers, though, at least there's the National Truck Driving Championships, where safety is prerequisite No. 1 in order to demonstrate your skills. Hopefully someday Congress will take note. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2017
Government, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 24: The ELD Implementation Is Happening

Stop, slow, go signs Thinkstock

The sky isn't falling, the end isn't near, and the ELD mandate isn't being delayed, no matter what you've read or heard. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017

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