Jennifer Epstein

Government

Infrastructure Bill Gives States Road Windfalls

Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 in Petaluma, Calif. Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 in Petaluma, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

California and Texas are in line for more than $25 billion each to rebuild their highways should Congress pass a bipartisan infrastructure deal, the White House said in a statement aimed at nudging lawmakers toward support for the measure.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

White House Releases State-By-State Infrastructure Guides

Contractors work on a road along Highway 101 in San Mateo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Contractors work on a road along Highway 101 in San Mateo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s team is intensifying its pressure on Republicans opposed to a bipartisan infrastructure agreement by spotlighting crumbling roads and bridges on a state-by-state basis that the funding could be used to rebuild.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Taps Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as Commerce Chief, Source Says

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during a panel discussion at a summit in Washington in 2018. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during a panel discussion at a Goldman Sachs summit in Washington in February 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as his nominee for commerce secretary, a person familiar with the matter said Jan. 7.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2021
Government, Logistics

Trump Says He May Upset China Over Trade Action in Coming Weeks

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President Donald Trump said he’ll confront China “very strongly” over trade in the coming weeks, and send a warning to North Korea’s biggest trading partner after his meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Take ‘Very Serious Look’ at Amazon’s Business

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump said he will take a “very serious look” at Amazon and what he said is an “uneven playing field” the retailer enjoys against competitors.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Logistics

White House Doesn’t Plan Import Tax, Official Says, Contradicting Trump

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Trump administration has no formal proposal on the table for a so-called reciprocal tax on imports, according to a U.S. official who sought to clarify whether a levy that risks escalating tensions with key trading partners would be enacted.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Unveil ‘Reciprocal Tax’ on Imports This Week

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump said Feb. 12 that he will propose a tax on imports this week, reviving an idea he floated earlier in his administration that risks raising tensions with key U.S. trade partners.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Hillary Clinton Declines to Say Where She Stands on Keystone XL

Hillary Clinton declined to weigh in on the Obama administration’s ongoing deliberations over the Keystone XL oil pipeline July 27, avoiding an issue that has become a litmus test for climate activists.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2015