Trump’s move toward bipartisanship will smooth passage of infrastructure deal, lawmakers hope

Washington Examiner » The top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently became a beneficiary of President Trump’s lurch toward bipartisanship. Rep. Peter DeFazio, of Oregon, met with D.J. Gribbin, Trump’s special assistant for infrastructure policy, shared beers on the patio outside the lawmaker’s office to talk about roads and bridges for an hour.

VIDEO: Trump’s Change of Heart Puts $1 Trillion Building Plan in Limbo

Bloomberg » Donald Trump’s infrastructure guru spent part of Sept. 26 at a conference in Washington promoting the president’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and airports relying in part on public-private partnerships. The same day, across town, Trump was telling lawmakers that those kinds of deals don’t work.

Former Iowa DOT chief Paul Trombino picked by Trump for federal highway post

The Des Moines Register » Trombino, 51, headed the Iowa DOT for five years. He successfully lobbied Iowa lawmakers for a gas-tax increase in 2015 to fund road and bridge construction. He has degrees in civil engineering and economics.

2017-09-26T09:41:43-08:00September 9th, 2017|Trump Appointees, U.S. News|

US transportation secretaries have left a lasting legacy in the D.C. region

Albuquerque Journal » U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is following a long line of secretaries who left their mark by pushing policies and crafting policies.

2017-06-29T13:05:36-08:00February 2nd, 2017|General Interest, Trump Appointees, U.S. News|

Chao Wants Private Investment to Boost Transportation

Associated Press / U.S. News » During her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, incoming President Donald Trump’s Transportation Secretary-designate, Elaine Chao, advocated “innovative financing tools” to fund construction projects.

2017-06-29T15:56:51-08:00January 11th, 2017|Trump & Infrastructure, Trump Appointees, U.S. News|
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