Government, Business

Impeachment Politics Threaten Legislative Agenda, Key Lawmakers Argue

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

With the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump entering a new phase this month, congressional leaders continue to criticize each other over inaction on legislation to keep the federal government funded through fiscal 2020, a new trade agreement and infrastructure policy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Signs Bill to Extend Government Funding

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) “I am pleased that we are keeping government open, assuring full funding for a fair and accurate Census, and ensuring a pay raise for our military,” House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said. (C-SPAN)

Agencies at the U.S. Department of Transportation and throughout the federal government will continue to operate through Dec. 20 after President Donald Trump signed a monthlong funding bill the Senate passed Nov. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Women in Trucking

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) by Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would support women in the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2019
Government

US House Could Vote Week of Nov. 18 on Temporary Funding Bill Amid Looming Shutdown

Nancy Pelosi Pelosi indicated the chamber would vote on legislation to temporarily fund the government. “We do not want a shutdown of government, so we have to make some decisions as we go forward,” she said. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated the chamber would vote as early as the week of Nov. 18 on legislation to temporarily fund the government.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Government

Senators Pursue Highway Trust Fund Rescue

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — A federal highway account at the center of the transportation funding debate on Capitol Hill would receive a lifeline under a new bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2019
Government

Democrats Neglecting Infrastructure in Favor of Impeachment, Barrasso Says

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee Rep. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (left) and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, walk to a meeting with Republican Senate leadership at the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) in Washington, on Feb. 11, 2019. (Associated Press/Andrew Harnik)

As Congressional Democrats pursue an impeachment agenda, they are neglecting certain infrastructure concerns, the U.S. Senate’s top surface transportation policymaker says.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

More Groups Advocating For Highway Bill, Infrastructure Push Congress

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

A coalition of nearly 40 prominent infrastructure stakeholders has urged the powerful Republican leader of the U.S. Senate to set up consideration for a comprehensive highway bill this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government

Top House Transportation Policymaker Praises Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Contributions

Elijah Cummings Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks during a news conference in 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

Longtime Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings (D), who died Oct. 17 at the age of 68, was a formidable legislator who had consistently advocated for improvements in his district, as well as the nation, said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.).

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Funding Bills to Dominate Congress’ Fall Legislative Agenda

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

When congressional funding leaders return to Washington on Oct. 15, they plan to cut through a tense political atmosphere and resume negotiations on their fiscal 2020 appropriations measures.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Safety

US House Lawmakers’ Bill Would Assist With Local Bridge Repairs

Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania has 3,770 bridges (16.5%) that are "structurally deficient." (Pennsylvania DOT)

Legislation that would seek to facilitate funding for municipalities to fix old bridges was recently introduced by two members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019

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