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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
Government

Biden Says Infrastructure Investment Vital to Restoring Economy

Joe Biden Joe Biden says he would finance infrastructure investment by reversing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. (Ryan Collerd/Bloomberg News)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden suggests investing heavily in the nation's surface transportation system would avoid potential disruptions and contribute to restoring parts of the economy. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2020
Government

National Transportation Week Came and Went With No Infrastructure Deal

Donald Trump President Donald Trump has voiced support for a Senate committee’s highway bill approved last year, and indications are his team is in talks with a House transportation panel regarding that chamber’s legislative version. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump proclaimed May 10-16 to be National Transportation Week. Now that it's over, are we any further along on an infrastructure plan? Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 18, 2020
Government

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao: ‘Truckers Are Our Heroes’

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary heralded the nation's truckers for keeping food and vital medical products moving. "They are keeping the supply chain open, and they’re basically allowing America to still operate," she says. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Society often judges its heroes by the sports they dominate. The real heroes in the age of COVID-19 are found on the nation's roads. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2020

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