September 12, 2018

One year after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders called on the Senate to advance automated vehicle legislation.

“After a year of delays, forcing automakers and innovators to develop in a state-by-state patchwork of rules, the Senate must act...

June 5, 2018

With a growing chance that Congressional leaders may reduce if not eliminate the traditional "August recess" this year in order to pass a variety of spending bills before the federal government's fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, lawmakers moved on three infrastructure- and transportation-related measures this week....

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials yesterday held a hearing to gather stakeholders' perspectives on what's needed to improve the nation's rail infrastructure.

Several representatives of railroad and transportation labor organizations testified...

WASHINGTON--April 12 -- The U.S. House on Tuesday approved legislation to improve the collection of railroad safety data.

The bill was introduced in response to the the September 2016 fatal train crash at Hoboken Terminal.

And it's the first piece of legislation by  freshman Rep. Josh Gottheimer to pass the cha...

On March 29, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new $1.3 trillion spending package, of which $21.2 billion will be allocated for infrastructure spending. The new injection will fund the government through September 2018.

The House passed the bill with a vote of 256-167 and the Senate followed suit with a vote o...

Entitled, H.R. 4176, the Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, this legislation establishes the air cargo security division within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to carry out all air cargo security policy and stakeholder engagement.

The United States House of Representatives recently signed off on legislation...

The top advocate in Congress for shifting air-traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration to a non-profit corporation quit the effort Tuesday.

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said despite bipartisan support among lawmakers, industry and labor group...

February 2, 2018

Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates millions of jobs—good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas. And, it’s bipartisan.

It’s one of the first things President Trump said he wanted to get done after he was e...

Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday proposed tightening development rules to strengthen Houston's defenses against flooding, the city's first concrete step to change building practices since Hurricane Harvey inundated hundreds of thousands of homes last August.

Turner's proposed changes would require all new buildings outsid...

Better roads, shorter commutes to work - not bathroom bills.

Tax reform that actually cuts property taxes - not petty political feuds.

Common sense public policy - not social issue melodrama spun by the fringe.

I think most of us would choose pragmatic governing in Austin any day over partisan divisiveness.

But it's always nice...

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