Congress

Government, Business, Safety

Border Funding Complicates Freight Policy as Congress Tries to Avoid Shutdown

Border Funding Schumer (C-Span)

A year-end funding bill that is likely to include provisions related to electronic logging devices and autonomous cars is almost finalized. Yet, disputes surrounding security along the border with Mexico as well as tensions over an investigation into the 2016 presidential election are complicating spending talks.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

Senate Leader McConnell Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown Before Dec. 7 Deadline

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell stressed that his caucus of Republicans will not consider a partial shutdown of the federal government. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

Senate Republicans will look to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, the leader of the chamber told reporters on Nov. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business

Sam Graves, Jeff Denham Pursue House Transportation Panel’s Gavel in 2019

Graves and Denham Reps. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) (left) and Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.)

WASHINGTON — Should Republicans retain control of the House after the midterm elections, they’ll have a choice between Sam Graves and Jeff Denham — two men with differing styles — to lead the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

House Democratic Transportation Leader Blasts Trump’s Executive Order

Rep. Peter DeFazio Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump is consistently falling short on his promise to modernize the country’s intricate infrastructure network, said the top Democrat on the House transportation panel.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2017
Government, Safety

Tax Reform to Overshadow Infrastructure Legislation This Year, Thune Says

Sen. Thune Sen. Thune by Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The infrastructure legislative agenda that President Donald Trump promised to advance during the first months of his presidency likely will be delayed until next year, a top Republican in the Senate said Aug. 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2017
Government

Rep. John Duncan Won’t Seek Re-election in 2018

After 15 full terms, Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) is calling it a wrap in a statement he made to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Duncan is vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 1, 2017
Government

FMCSA to Host Meeting on CSA Corrective Plan in September, Sources Say

Daphne Jefferson FMCSA FMCSA acting Administrator Daphne Jefferson/Bloomberg News

A public meeting on a congressionally mandated plan federal trucking regulators must complete this year about a safety performance scoring program will be held in September, officials with insight into the matter told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2017
Government

Repatriation to Fund Infrastructure ‘Has Some Potential’

Stephen J. Boitano/Bloomberg News

Repatriating overseas profits as a way to fund big-ticket infrastructure projects around the country is a proposal Republican leaders may consider this year, a senior Democratic senator told reporters July 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017