Bill Shuster http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/50856/all en Amid budget cutbacks, U.S. shipping sector seeks more federal funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/amid-budget-cutbacks-us-shipping-sector-seeks-more-federal-fund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andy Sullivan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Congress imposes deep spending cuts on everything from national defense to child care, shipping industry executives are urging lawmakers to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more on a river network that accounts for a declining share of the nation's domestic freight.</p> <p>During a lobbying blitz in the past month, roughly 130 tugboat and barge operators fanned across Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers and congressional staffers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/amid-budget-cutbacks-us-shipping-sector-seeks-more-federal-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barge Bill Shuster Business Labor Law Politics Shipping War Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 16:56:45 +0000 5832945 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. governors, mayors push Congress for transportation funding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140114/us-governors-mayors-push-congress-transportation-funding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. governors and mayors are pushing Congress to quickly reauthorize long-term legislation to fund transportation projects across the country, fearing that any lapse in funding could disrupt existing projects and hurt local economies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140114/us-governors-mayors-push-congress-transportation-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Shuster Highway Trust Fund United States Conference of Mayors Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 Jan 2014 01:18:50 +0000 6043230 at http://www.globalpost.com House panel approves bill to require ban on in-flight cellphone calls by airline passengers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140211/house-panel-approves-bill-require-ban-flight-cellphone-calls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Allowing airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight is asking for trouble, lawmakers said Tuesday as a House panel approved a bill to ban such calls.</p> <p>The bill — passed without opposition by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee — requires the Department of Transportation to issue regulations prohibiting such calls. The department has already said it is considering creating such a ban as part of its consumer protection role.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140211/house-panel-approves-bill-require-ban-flight-cellphone-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Shuster Politics Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:31:51 +0000 6067378 at http://www.globalpost.com