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The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…

Photo: Architect of the Capitol

January 13, 2017

How the Trump Presidency ultimately pans out, of course, remains to be seen. But a key influence on how well the 45th President might succeed as an agent of change is as clear as the electoral-college vote— the GOP establishment still holds sway on Capitol Hill.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Friday, January 13, 2017 2:10 PM | » Comments(0)

Chao Seen as Shoo-in for DOT Chief

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January 6, 2017

Of all those nominated to hold high government positions so far by President-elect Trump, Elaine Chao is the most likely to breeze through confirmation by the Senate.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Friday, January 6, 2017 2:18 PM | » Comments(0)

7 Rules to Watch in ‘17

President-elect Trump speaking during the election campaign. Image:<br />

December 29, 2016

Donald Trump has yet to be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, so it's still far too soon to confidently predict how his stated goal of reducing the federal regulation of American business will be met in 2017.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:12 PM | » Comments(0)

Lessons of Water Win Could Pave Way for Highway Victory

Leadership, willingness to negotiate, and dealing in hard facts helped steer a major water infrastructure bill through Congress. Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

December 12, 2016

When trucking advocates push for an extensive highway bill on Capitol Hill next year, they will at least have a proven roadmap to consult.

Tags: Highway Funding, AASHTO, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Monday, December 12, 2016 2:29 PM | » Comments(0)

Whose Infrastructure— Ours or Theirs?

The Trump infrastructure plan calls for spending $1 trillion-- but how much on what remains to be explained. Photo: U.S. Department of Transportaion

November 18, 2016

Listen carefully when you hear a politician or a lobbyist speak of “infrastructure.” To really mean anything, that big ugly word has got to be qualified.

Tags: Highway Funding, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Friday, November 18, 2016 12:47 PM | » Comments(0)



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