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Government, Business

Kellyanne Conway: Infrastructure Policy Advocate

Kellyanne Conway, Chris Wallace Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told Fox News host Chris Wallace the Democrats are fixated more on impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump than addressing issues such as infrastructure and trade agreements. (Fox News via YouTube)

Infrastructure policy has been receiving a touch of buzz during the impeachment saga thanks in part to the counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Researchers Explore Potential of VMT Model for Commercial Trucks

Trucks on a highway The Congressional Budget Office earlier this month explored the vehicle-miles-traveled as it applied to commercial trucks. (The Trucker Guy via YouTube)

For years now, policymakers have sought a viable funding alternative to the federal fuel tax. Since raising the gas and diesel taxes continues to be an unpopular approach to funding infrastructure, most vocal members of the U.S. Congress have discussed a vehicle-miles-traveled fee as an alternative. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Infrastructure Advocacy Caucus Gives Voice to the Future

Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia “The fact is that we need more equity, access and sustainability in transportation policy, and we intend to promote those principles with this caucus," says Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.(IllinoisChannelTV via YouTube)

With the launch of the Future of Transportation Caucus, some members of Congress hope to shift the focus of transportation debates from funding to policy. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

US House Transportation Panel Showcases Partisan Dispute

Rep. Peter DeFazio House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) reaffirmed his commitment to legislate on a highway policy bill during the current session of Congress. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube)

NEW YORK — On Oct. 14, Rep. Peter DeFazio held court on Broadway. The country’s top transportation Democratic policymaker kept an audience engaged with his one-man show, touching on topics including a highway policy bill during the current session of Congress. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2019
Government, Business

Congress Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown, Again

Rep. Nita Lowey "Our continuing resolution will keep government open and provide families, businesses and communities with much-needed budget certainty," House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey says (Bloomberg Politics via YouTube)

Members of Congress again are staring into the possibility of a shutdown as federal funding is set to expire Sept. 30. Recognizing this deadline, the House on Sept. 19 advanced a continuing resolution designed to keep agencies open through Nov. 21. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2019
Government, Business

Congress Kicks Off Fall Quarter Amid Growing Traffic Woes Nationwide

Traffic on H1 in Honolulu Traffic on H1 in Honolulu. The Hawaiian city joins a long list of metropolitan centers that is experiencing chronically congested roads. (Suzi Pal via YouTube)

Hawaii ranked 47th among states in a recent survey of highway performance, surpassing only Rhode Island, Alaska and New Jersey. Among metropolitan centers, Honolulu is part of a long list that of cities that endures chronic traffic congestion. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Heritage Foundation Endorses Devolution to Fund Highway Projects

Heritage Foundation's David Ditch (inset) David Ditch of the Heritage Foundation says it should be incumbent on the states to maintain their roads that needs repairs, such as this one in California. (KPIX CBS SF Bay Area via YouTube)

The Heritage Foundation says Congress should devolve the federal government's functions to state agencies and immediately end all subsides for state roads. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Infrastructure Missing From Trump’s Directives, Sen. Amy Klobuchar Says

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said July 14 on "This Week" that the president's preoccupation with immigration policy is detracting from negotiations on an infrastructure bill. (ABC News via YouTube)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a White House hopeful for 2020, says the president's preoccupation with immigration policy is taking away from negotiating an infrastructure bill. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Stresses Benefits of Long-Term Highway Bill

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says state and local governments could engage in long-term planning "if they know they're going to have this money for five years rather than six months." (US National Archives via YouTube)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says state and local governments also would benefit from a long-term infrastructure plan. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Business, Freight Stakeholders Urge Trump, Congress to Advance Infrastructure Policy

Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is open to crafting infrastructure legislation but that Trump must be willing to negotiate with Democrats. (MSNBC via YouTube)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently said that she remains committed to advancing an infrastructure policy measure that would boost jobs. She explained that such a deal could be accomplished if President Donald Trump would only negotiate with her party. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 25, 2019

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