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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Investigate airliner downing, but not Benghazi?


    I find it interesting how President Obama is treating Russian President Vladimir Putin in regard to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown over Ukraine. It's the total opposite of how he handled the Benghazi terrorist attack. Published July 23, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say no to atheist 'chaplains'


    It's an old joke to say "military intelligence" is an oxymoron, but now there's a new oxymoron that's no laughing matter — "atheist chaplain" ("Humanists seek support from Congress on military chaplains," Web, July 22). Published July 23, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let consumers make own choices


    As the CEO and owner of a Maryland-based vending company and the president of the Maryland-D.C. Vending Council, the idea that soda taxes may gain traction throughout the country is an ominous one. Published July 23, 2014

  • RICE: From Point A to Point B without Forgetting Point C: Competitiveness

    By By: U.S. Rep. Tom Rice

    It is no secret that many of our interstates, highways, and bridges are in dire need of repair. This impacts everyone -- from the school bus driver taking children to school, families traveling out of state for vacations, and truck drivers transporting consumer goods. Not only does this impact our daily lives, but it also threatens our safety in emergency situations. Published July 23, 2014

  • WEBSTER: Innovative Transportation Financing: TIFIA 2.0

    By U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster

    America's transportation and infrastructure system is the backbone of our economy. Growth and job creation all across the country depend on strategic placement and quality upkeep of our massive travel and transport capabilities. Published July 23, 2014

  • WICKER: Putting local leaders in the driver's seat for transportation needs

    By U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker

    Roads and bridges in rural, suburban, and urban areas are in desperate need of maintenance and upgrades. Continuing to ignore the need for these improvements would seriously compromise America's public safety and economic competitiveness. Published July 23, 2014

  • COBLE: Best of times, worst of times for American drivers

    By U.S. Rep. Howard Coble

    During few periods in history have highway transportation science and policy assembled at such an important crossroad. Published July 23, 2014

  • GIBBS: WRRDA: A True Bipartisan Solution

    By U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs

    With Washington in gridlock and the President at odds with Congress, the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) in June of this year is a signal that good policy can trump partisan rhetoric. Published July 23, 2014

  • VITTER: Our Ports and Waterways key to a vibrant economy

    By Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

    As we work to grow jobs and the economy, we should always remember the importance of trade and maritime commerce as well as the infrastructure necessary to support it modern, properly dredged ports and waterways. Published July 23, 2014

  • SHUSTER: Technology plays key role in transportation

    By U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)

    Progress in our society and economy typically comes about because of new technologies, or advances in utilizations of technology the assembly line or the internet, for example. Published July 23, 2014

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