Thursday, January 18, 2018
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President Trump moves forward to re-negotiate, 'modernize' NAFTA with focus on American jobs

President Trump moves forward to re-negotiate, 'modernize' NAFTA with focus on American jobs

WASHINGTON — United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Thursday morning notified Congress that President Donald Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Former mail hauler executives plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges, violating safety regs

Former mail hauler executives plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges, violating safety regs

HARRISONBURG, Va. — A Mount Crawford, Virginia-based trucking company that formerly hauled United States mail, as well as four of its officers, the president, vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, pled guilty Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg to federal conspiracy charges, acting U.S. attorney Rick A. Mountcastle said Wednesday.

Sens. Warner, Blunt lead bipartisan coalition for new road finance authority

Sens. Warner, Blunt lead bipartisan coalition for new road finance authority

WASHINGTON —Sens. Mark R. Warner and Roy Blunt Wednesday led a bipartisan coalition of senators in introducing legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure.

Boost for Louisiana gas tax takes first step in Legislature

Boost for Louisiana gas tax takes first step in Legislature

BATON ROUGE, La. — A push to raise Louisiana's gasoline tax and pour hundreds of millions of dollars more each year into road and bridge work narrowly crossed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.

No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Texting or holding a phone to your ear is already against the law in Washington state, but soon Washington drivers will be prohibited from doing all the other stuff some do while driving or sitting in traffic: checking Facebook, reading emails or anything else that requires them to hold their electronic devices while behind the wheel.

U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Deputy Secretary of U.S. DOT

U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Deputy Secretary of U.S. DOT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Jeffrey A. Rosen as the 18th deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Rosen has extensive experience in the transportation sector, serving previously as General Counsel at both the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget.

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