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Government, Business

Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform

A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top lawmaker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government

New Congress Expected to Take On Infrastructure Funding, Tax Reform

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A push to reform corporate tax laws by the Republican leadership of the House and Senate could help carve a path for the Trump administration to advance an infrastructure funding proposal in the coming months, Rep. Kevin Brady, the top tax writer in the House, told reporters before the start of the new Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2017
Government

Use of TWIC for Proof of ID Appears Likely as Defense Policy Bill Passes Congress

U.S. Coast Guard

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress earlier this month contains a provision that will soon permit truck drivers to use their Transportation Worker Identification Credential as sole proof of identity when entering any of the nation’s 700 military installations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016
Government

Former Secretary Ray LaHood: ‘Stars Are Aligned’ for Congress, Trump to Adopt Massive Highway Funding Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s first transportation secretary said he sees potential for the country’s transportation funding concerns to be addressed when President-elect Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-led Congress kick off talks to reform tax policy over the next few months.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2016
Government

Congress’ 2017 Transport Agenda Murky With Committee Leaders in Tight Races

Shuster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

In this election cycle, senior transportation policymakers, including House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the Railroads subcommittee and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Commerce Committee, are scrambling to hold on to their seats.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Government

House Passes Customs Legislation; ATA Seeks Senate Approval

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The House of Representatives passed H.R. 644 on Dec. 11, leaving full congressional approval in the hands of the Senate just days before the expected adjournment for the year.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2015
Government

Congress Acts to Ensure Federal Funding Through Dec. 11

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. House on Sept. 30 approved legislation that would keep the Department of Transportation and the rest of the federal government funded through Dec. 11.

Transport Topics
September 30, 2015
Government

Key GOP Senator Plans to Advance 5-Year Highway Funding Bill in 2015

The Senate Republican expected to take over a key transportation panel Jan. 6 said he plans to advance a five-year highway bill to ensure there’s funding for infrastructure projects that benefit the trucking industry.

January 5, 2015
Government

LiveOnWeb Chat Recap: Congressional Preview With Eugene Mulero

Congress is back! Transport Topics reporter Eugene Mulero previewed the fall session in a live chat Sept. 10, touching on issues such as transportation funding, HOS and FMCSA leadership. Look back at what was discussed.

Transport Topics
September 9, 2014
Government

Lawmakers Return for a Brief Session; Likely to Pass Short-Term Funding Bill

Federal lawmakers, under pressure to return to their districts before the midterm elections, are likely to quickly advance a short-term funding bill that keeps transportation agencies and other federal programs running for several more months, senior congressional aides told Transport Topics.

September 8, 2014

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