| Feb. 25, 2013, 2:55 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Monday called on the nation’s governors to lobby their respective congressional delegations to prevent the looming sequestration cuts set to kick in Friday.
| Feb. 22, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
The White House trotted out the most visible Republican in the administration, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Friday in an effort to both warn the public of massive delays at airports across the country if sequester hits — and, more importantly — “wake up” his former House colleagues.
| Feb. 14, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
There are many highly charged policy issues that divide us in this era of extreme political partisanship. Investing in our nation’s economic future through transportation infrastructure improvements should not be one of them. After all, there is no such thing as a Democratic bridge or a Republican highway.
| Feb. 13, 2013, 10:55 a.m.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster apologized Wednesday at a major infrastructure conference, and later at a committee hearing, for remarks he made Tuesday night suggesting President Barack Obama lied about CEO interest in high-speed passenger rail service.
| Feb. 12, 2013, 11:41 a.m.
Northeastern lawmakers are planning to ask the Obama administration to require an extensive environmental review process for any efforts to utilize an existing pipeline to ship crude oil produced at Canada’s tar sands to Maine.
| Feb. 11, 2013, 5:14 p.m.
Those cloying reminders to shut off personal electronic devices at the start and end of an airline flight may soon be relics of the past if some members of Congress have their way.
| Feb. 11, 2013, 5:08 p.m.
While federal aviation regulators face mounting pressure to relax the ban on electronics use on commercial flights, passengers should not expect to use their cellphones anytime soon.
| Feb. 8, 2013, 5:38 p.m.
Some individuals in the tea party movement will try anything to undermine Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, even going so far as to question the Republican’s tenacity in bringing money back to Kentucky.
| Feb. 6, 2013, 6:04 p.m.
Assistant House Minority Leader James E. Clyburn of South Carolina threw cold water on a push from the Congressional Black Caucus to have President Barack Obama nominate him to be Transportation secretary.
| Feb. 5, 2013, 1:22 p.m.
Transportation funding advocates in Congress got some fresh ammunition Tuesday with the release of a new report on worsening road congestion for urban commuters, which highlights the sometimes nightmarish commute for the Washington area as well as the rising costs of gridlock to the broader economy.
| Jan. 29, 2013, 9:26 a.m.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday he will not be sticking around for President Barack Obama’s second term.
| Jan. 22, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed off Tuesday on the segment of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would run through his state, placing the onus back on the White House to reach a decision on the politically charged issue.
| Jan. 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Beyond the president’s ambitious agenda, Congress has no shortage of other issues to tackle in the 113th Congress.
| Jan. 4, 2013, 3:13 p.m.
Quickly following House action, the Senate on Friday cleared an initial installment of aid for states damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
| Jan. 2, 2013, 7:37 p.m.
I am honored that my colleagues selected me to serve as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I thank them for the confidence they have placed in me and will work hard to be worthy of their trust.
| Dec. 19, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
A national campaign to require first-time drunken-driving offenders to install ignition interlock devices in their cars got a boost last week. The nation’s top transportation safety experts said the best way to keep impaired drivers off the road is to make them prove they’re sober before starting their engines.
| Dec. 19, 2012, 7:41 p.m.
Traffic fatalities caused by alcohol-impaired drivers fell nationally in 2011 by 2.5 percent from a year earlier, a bigger decline than the percentage drop in overall traffic fatalities.
| Dec. 19, 2012, 7 p.m.
As we recover from Hurricane Sandy, leadership is required from all levels of government, as well as the private sector, to make needed infrastructure investments. The governors of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York have all requested federal dollars to help rebuild their states. This important step should be followed by the development of long-term strategic infrastructure financing plans, and the means to implement them.
| Dec. 17, 2012, 11:33 a.m.
After contending with a political firestorm, on Nov. 16 the EPA announced that it will not temporarily waive federal requirements for blending ethanol into America’s fuel supply. Corn farmers and many ethanol producers are happy because they want no change in the status quo. But critics of the ethanol requirements who wanted the requirements suspended include eight U.S. governors, 200 members of Congress, livestock producers, environmentalists and U.N. officials concerned with world hunger.
| Dec. 12, 2012, 6:47 p.m.
After successfully diluting the Iran sanctions provision that senators attached to the defense policy bill, the Obama administration is now seeking several additional, more modest changes to the language in the final bill, including an extension of the amount of time it has to implement the penalties.