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Environmental, Social, Governance, and Procurement - It’s Time to Take Charge
While ESG has been a board-level topic for many years, leaders have only recently woken up to the need to act.
How Government Shutdown Affects Transportation Operations
The longer the government shutdown continues, the greater the potential for a disruption to occur somewhere along the supply chain, companies need to create strategic supply chain plans to help overcome any disruptions caused by the shutdown.
Truckers Take Government to Court Over Electronic Logbook Mandate
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents tens of thousands of truckers, is mounting a legal challenge to a new federal requirement for drivers to electronically log their hours behind the wheel.
The Government’s Role in Food Safety
Large food companies with complex production chains have ingredients from farms and ranches all across the globe and their products processed in numerous plants; which leaves consumers with no idea where their food comes from.

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Principles to Preserve & Protect an Open Internet
This paper shows that contrary to arguments by net neutrality opponents, the 2015 net neutrality rules have been working...

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The Government’s Role in Food Safety
Large food companies with complex production chains have ingredients from farms and ranches all across the globe and their products processed in numerous plants; which leaves consumers with no idea where their food comes from.

Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry
While demand for transportation workers will vary by region, subsector, and occupation, there will be a large number of job openings for high-skill and middle-skill workers across the transportation industry.

Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap
UAS must be integrated into the NAS without reducing existing capacity, decreasing safety, negatively impacting current operators, or increasing the risk to airspace users or persons and property on the ground any more than the integration of comparable new and novel technologies.

13 Top U.S. Companies Pledge $140 Billion to Slash Carbon Emissions
In an effort to gain momentum before the Paris climate talks this December, the Obama Administration has rallied some of the largest companies in the nation to commit billions of dollars to slash their environmental footprints to help combat climate change.

U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues
Congestion is a serious challenge to America’s continuing economic growth and competitive position in the world economy.

State Lawmakers Reach Deal to Raise Gas Tax and Pay for Transportation Funding
House and Senate transportation leaders said Sunday that they have finalized details of a $15 billion transportation revenue package that includes an incremental increase in the gas tax and are optimistic lawmakers will approve a package by Tuesday.

Innovations Driving the ROI in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
This publication, which also previews the possibilities of the future, is being shared with all members of Congress and with other key stakeholders around the country to help them better understand why expanded investment in all modes of transportation is critical to Building a Better America!

Time for Congress to Focus Seriously on Addressing Transportation & Infrastructure
A new white paper from the Main Street Partnership offers a road map and recommendations for Republicans and Democrats to work together to tackle our country’s most pressing transportation and infrastructure needs.

American Infrastructure Improvements - The Case for a Republican Infrastructure Investment Proposal
Across the political spectrum, there is general agreement that America’s infrastructure needs significant improvement, and by some measures, our current national investment in infrastructure is at a seventy-year low, and this investment deficit is imposing serious costs on our economy and global competitiveness.

Congress Should Prioritize Food Safety Modernization Funding
Signed into law by President Obama in 2011, the FSMA enables the FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system.

Hillary Clinton Addresses Trans-Pacific Partnership
Hillary Clinton on Sunday finally responded to those who have said she has dodged the hot-button issue of international trade - Bernie Sanders is calling Hillary’s TPP Stance a Cop-Out.

House Democrats Derail Obama’s Free-Trade Agenda
The U.S. House of Representatives has dealt a stunning blow to President Barack Obama’s free-trade agenda with a large number of Democrats defied their fellow Democratic president to defeat a critical part of a legislative package that would have provided assistance to American workers who might lose their jobs if a major Asia-Pacific trade agreement is forged.

The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-End Crashes
The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation found that currently available forward collision avoidance technologies for passenger and commercial vehicles still show clear benefits that could reduce rear-end crash fatalities.

New Transportation Bill Could Finally Solve America’s Infrastructure Problem
Seventeen lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Congress have introduced legislation to provide federal transportation funding for the long-term.

Transportation Chief: ‘We Ought To Be Embarrassed As A Country’
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has pushed Congress to approve a six-year, $478 billion transportation funding measure, but lawmakers have balked at the proposal’s funding mechanism.

The Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th Anniversary
NASA released a photo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hubble, which was launched into orbit on April 24, 1990 - It's an image of a relatively young star cluster - only about 2 million years old.

Trade Promotion Authority (FastTrack) Legislation Introduced in Congress
Trade Promotion Authority critical to advancing International Trade Agreements - Free and open trade benefits American businesses and consumers.

Helping Organizations Manage and Govern Complex Data Flows between Business Partners
Axway B2Bi provides organizations with new compliance, interoperability, business continuity and auditing capabilities.

Senate Passes $15 Billion Transportation Package
The chamber passed the revenue bill on a 27-22 bipartisan vote and negotiations with the House will begin, and they also passed a spending bill that designates the money to specific projects.

Twenty-Six States Achieve Record Export Levels
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced new data that shows 26 states achieved records in goods exports in 2014, while eight additional states experienced growth in merchandise exports over 2013 levels.

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Federal Maritime Commission
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer. Since its founding on August 12, 1961, the FMC…
International Energy Agency
The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.
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World Wide Web Foundation
The World Wide Web Foundation was established in 2009 by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to tackle the fundamental obstacles to realizing his vision of an open Web available, usable and valuable for everyone.
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The Republican Main Street Partnership was founded in 1997 to promote thoughtful leadership in the Republican Party and to develop and advocate for pragmatic common sense solutions to the challenges our country faces. Main Street is aligned with the governing wing…
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