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Government, Business, Technology

Rep. Sam Graves: August Do-or-Die Month for Infrastructure Bill in 2019

Sam Graves "In my opinion, we’re going to have to spend a lot of political capital to do whatever it is we’re going to do,” Rep. Sam Graves said at the AASHTO briefing. (aashtovideo via YouTube)

From fuel tax increases to a vehicle-miles-traveled fee, Congress has several funding options to consider. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead for the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Congressional Infrastructure Window 4-6 Months, Stakeholders Say

Melanie Piana “We can’t continue going on like we are as a nation,” Ferndale, Mich., Councilwoman Melanie Piana said at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this month. (Save MI City via YouTube)

The window for an infrastructure bill in 2019 is only about four months, starting now, and closing quickly. Here's Capitol Agenda's look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2019
Government, Business

Former Secretary Ray LaHood’s Roadmap for an Infrastructure Plan

Ray LaHood Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testifies on infrastructure investment Feb. 7. (House Transportation & Infrastucture Committee via YouTube)

A former DOT chief lays out a four-step plan to put America "back in the transportation business again." Here's Capitol Agenda's look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Transportation Groups Want State of the Union to Highlight Infrastructure Needs

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Face The Nation via YouTube)

Transportation priorities need to be included in President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, industry stakeholders say. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

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

Infrastructure Missing in Talks Between Trump, Hill Leaders

Sen. Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) by C-SPAN via YouTube

Talks between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders seem to be lacking one key ingredient: infrastructure. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 28, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 21: Autonomous Anxiety

Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

Why don't consumers trust autonomous vehicles? Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says it's partly because manufacturers need to do a better job explaining the vehicles' capabilities. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 22, 2019
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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2018

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