EPW

Senate EPW Panel Starts Looking at Infrastructure Package

Sen. Tom Carper leads EPW hearing Sen. Tom Carper chairs a Senate panel hearing with four guests on infrastructure needs. (Senate EPW via YouTube)

A Senate committee began consideration Feb. 24 of President Joe Biden’s follow-up to the pandemic-relief bill: a major push on infrastructure.

February 24, 2021
Government, Business

Senate Panel to Meet for Infrastructure Discussion June 4

Road in need of repair in Michigan A road in need of repair in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Senators on the committee responsible for highway policy are scheduled to meet June 4 to review infrastructure concerns with the mayor of Louisville, Ky., and other stakeholders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Committee Introduces Water Infrastructure Bills

Hurricane Harvey flooding Roads in Texas flood after Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

Bills that would authorize navigation and flood control projects, as well as promote the safety of drinking water, were unveiled by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 21.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2020
Government

Senate Confirms Katherine Lemos to Head Chemical Safety Board

The Senate on March 23 confirmed Katherine Lemos to become chairwoman of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business

Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund

EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) “Infrastructure is critical to our country, and we should responsibly pay for this legislation,” EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said last month. (C-SPAN)

A $287 billion highway bill the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee easily advanced last month is notable for several big-picture proposals.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Chris Spear Proposes Infrastructure Fund at Senate Transportation Hearing

ATA President Chris Spear Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear asked Congress to consider establishing an infrastructure fund capable of generating about $340 billion over 10 years.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 21, 2017
Government

EPW Panel to Consider Nadeau’s Nomination July 15

The Senate Environment and Public Works panel will meet July 15 to consider the nomination of Greg Nadeau to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 10, 2015
Government

Sen. Barbara Boxer on EPW Highway Bill: ‘I Would Schedule It Immediately’

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — If she were leading the Senate’s transportation panel, Sen. Barbara  Boxer said she already would have taken up a multiyear highway bill that the panel’s Republican chairman said would soon be considered.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 22, 2015