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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
Government, Business, Safety

House Transportation Authorizers Dive Into Trucking Policy June 12

Trucking policy will have its moment in the spotlight. The House subcommittee on Highways and Transit on June 12 will review the full spectrum of issues within an industry responsible for transporting a significant portion of the country’s freight. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead to the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 11, 2019
Government, Business

House Funding Leaders Take Up Trucking Policy in Fiscal 2020 Transportation Bill

Rep. David Price Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) said the bill would lay the foundation for economic growth and opportunity. (Fox News via YouTube)

A fiscal 2020 transportation measure packed with trucking provisions is on the June 4 meeting agenda of the Democratic-led committee in the U.S. House of Representatives responsible for funding decisions. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2019

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