U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Airline CEOs Plead: Stop Raising Our Taxes! - Live and Let's Fly

Last week I wrote about the Trump Administration’s proposed FY2018 budget that proposes raising airline taxes used to fund airport security, passport …

Elaine Chao

Trump's Plan for Funding Infrastructure? A Gas Tax

The President said this week that a 25-cent hike in gas tax might be needed to help fund his infrastructure plan.<p>President Donald Trump has a plan to invest in infrastructure, and his administration believes it has found a way to pay for it: A gas tax.<p>According to Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Trump Administration’s Deregulation Push Heads for Outer Space

Senior White House policy group hopes cutting regulation will spur commercial investment in space<p>Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce Wednesday new moves promoting private ventures in space, including easing launch rules and putting the Commerce Department in charge of broader …

Mike Pence

American Horse Council Meets With DOT-FMCSA Over ELD Mandate

<i>Trailers of the East Coast/Flickr/CC.</i><p>Last week the American Horse Council (AHC), which advocates for the nation’s equine industry, met with …

Horses

Trump is touting 'biggest and boldest' infrastructure plan in 50 years. What do the numbers really say?

WASHINGTON -- In pitching a plan to “rebuild and restore America’s depleted infrastructure,” President Donald Trump has touted his effort as the …

Texas

Technology can change the world – provided we have a measure of democracy, too

You could say we need a technological revolution for the many, not the few.<p>Over the last five decades, the American Consumer Technology Association’s …

Opinion (UK)

Ethics Be Damned

Feb. 16, 2018 | by Tom Scheck<p>A growing chorus of ethics officials, including the acting director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, warns that …

Donald Trump

Trump’s infrastructure push, a marquee campaign promise, is overshadowed by controversy and tragedy

Even for a White House known for veering wildly off subject, President Trump’s efforts to highlight his plans to rebuild the nation’s ailing infrastructure seem particularly cursed.<p>The first time Trump sought to put a week-long spotlight on his administration’s plans, the effort quickly imploded …

Politics

Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell Don't Agree on Anything... Especially Bourbon

Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer don’t seem to agree on much of anything, including bourbon.<p>The Senate majority leader and Senate minority …

Conservative View

Secretary Elaine Chao: “Let’s invest in U.S. future”

<b>Let’s invest in U.S. future</b><br>By Secretary Elaine Chao<br>Orlando Sentinel<p>February 15, 2018<p>President Donald Trump has announced a bold, innovative plan for …

Elaine Chao

The Future Machines of the Year 2100

Space elevators, tiny machine “swarms,” flying cars, and human/machine mind melds are just the beginning of the future.<p>In the year 1900, the world was in the midst of a machine revolution. As electrical power became more ubiquitous, tasks once done by hand were now completed quickly and efficiently …

Lockheed Martin

A gas tax hike will solve exactly none of our problems

<b>(CNN) —</b> News reports indicate that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is considering a higher gas tax to pay for the $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. "The President has not declared anything out of bounds, so everything is on the table," Chao said.<p>And Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) even said that …

Opinion

Trump Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Donates 4th Quarter Salary to Infrastructure Plan

“In keeping with his campaign pledge..."

Donald Trump

Trump’s Gas-Tax Hike Goes Nowhere in Congress

Despite backing from groups as wide ranging as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the lobby for truckers, President Donald Trump’s support for the …

Business

Senator Says President Trump Suggested A 25-Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Hike

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

South Korea

The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his “deep sadness,” but continues to block gun-control proposals that enjoy the support of most Americans.<p>The financial and political power of the National Rifle Association leaves many politicians terrified of crossing it. And because of its …

Politics

Trump's 'Infrastructure Week' Crumbles Again

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s effort to spotlight the nation’s crumbling infrastructure system went off the rails again this week due to a mix of self-inflicted errors and unforeseen events.<p>The rollout of Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday was quickly overshadowed by furor …

Donald Trump

Five things you may have missed in Trump's infrastructure plan

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by …

FTA

Shrinking violet

The idiom shrinking violet seems to have first appeared in the early 1800s. An idiom is a word, group of words or phrase that has a figurative …

Grammar

HBS’s Pursuit Of Public Service Is On The Rise - Social Enterprise - Harvard Business School

Scrolling through my newsfeed this week, I can’t help but marvel at how many HBS alumni are pursuing public service.<p>Amanda Renteria (MBA 2003) …

Harvard Business School

Pruitt takes the Trump admin's travel troubles to new heights

One of the few scandals that actually seemed to embarrass the Trump administration last year was the plane problem: top officials kept taking very …

David Shulkin

Trump suggests 25 cent increase in gas tax, senator says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that a 25 cent increase in gas and diesel taxes would be needed to help pay for the administration's new infrastructure plan, according to Democratic Sen. Tom Carper.<p>In a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House, Trump noted …

U.S. Politics

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is The Real Victim Here!

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was running hot yesterday! Insulting a domestic violence victim, smack talking April Ryan, just plain making shit up — check, …

Liberal View

Trump urges GOP to consider a 25-cent hike in the gas tax

President Trump tried Wednesday to persuade his fellow Republicans to raise the gas tax. In a closed-door meeting on infrastructure with members of both parties, Trump pitched the idea of a 25-cent increase in the gas tax, which hasn't been raised since 1993. There's a growing rift among …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Trump donates fourth-quarter salary for infrastructure

U.S. President Donald Trump is donating his fourth-quarter salary in 2017 to the Transportation Department to help address the nation’s …

Donald Trump

White House Watch: The Dream Will Never Die

<b>Are Republicans in the Trump era deficit-hawks-in-name-only?</b> Or does the party still have faithfulness toward reducing the federal deficit in …

Politics

The Briefing: McConnell and Schumer talk business and bourbon

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress call each other "my good friend" as a matter of routine, even if deep down they're really thinking: "I detest every …

Sherrod Brown

The Briefing, Briefly: February 13 Edition

Much Ado About Porter;<p>or, Feb. 13's White House Press Briefing<p><i>Hey everyone, welcome to Infrastructure and Budget Week, Day 2. We're glad to have you.</i> …

Donald Trump

One Week Into The Rob Porter Saga, The White House Is A Train Wreck

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stalled her press briefing on Tuesday by bringing out Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to tout President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal.<p>But what was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” had already been preemptively derailed after the …

Donald Trump

Trump administration weighing gas tax hike to pay for $1.5T infrastructure revamp

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the government is considering raising the tax on gasoline as one option to pay for the newly released infrastructure proposal.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>“The president has not declared anything out of bounds, so everything is on the table,” Chao said …

Elaine Chao