Josh Boak

Government

Six Months In, 4,300 Infrastructure Projects Are Underway

President Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19. President Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Six months after the signing of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, the government said May 16 there are 4,300 projects underway with more than $110 billion in funding announced — milestones the administration is publicly heralding as midterm politics intensify.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
May 16, 2022
Government, Business

Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

steel coils Steel coils outside the U.S. Steel Granite City Works facility in Granite City, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 18, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions

Marty Walsh Marty Walsh by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A Biden administration task force on organized labor on Feb. 7 issued a set of recommendations that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
February 7, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Gets CEO Support for Economic Agenda

President Joe Biden, left, with private sector CEOs President Joe Biden, left, with private sector CEOs at the White House Jan. 26. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Jan. 26 secured the blessing of several business leaders, including Cummins' Tom Linebarger, on his economic agenda that has stalled in the Senate, part of an effort to restart some momentum for the nearly $2 trillion in spending and tax increases that he has proposed.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Army Corps of Engineers Gets $14 Billion to Help Ease Supply Chains

Port of Long Beach Investments in the Port of Long Beach are included in the funding. (Port of Long Beach)

The Biden administration on Jan. 19 announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Puts Focus on Infrastructure Amid New Virus Concerns

Biden Puts Focus on Infrastructure Amid New Virus Concerns President Joe Biden. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden is visiting a Minnesota community college Nov. 30 to highlight how his $1 trillion infrastructure law will create jobs and help train workers.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 30, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill President Joe Biden speaks before signing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Nov. 15. (Associated Press/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Nov. 15 on the White House lawn, with a smattering of Republican lawmakers on hand for what could be one of the last shows of bipartisanship ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

White House Unveils Port Funding to Ease Supply Chain Congestion

 Cargo containers sit stacked at the Port of Los Angeles Cargo containers sit stacked at the Port of Los Angeles. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

BALTIMORE — The Biden administration is relying on infrastructure dollars to help fix the clogged ports and blanket the nation with internet access — but a series of initiatives rolled out on Nov. 9 show that the urgent pace might not be fast enough to address the immediate needs of an economy coping with a supply chain squeeze and a shift to remote work.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Commerce Head Gina Raimondo Aims to Bring Chip Manufacturing to the US

Gina Raimondo Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo shows her Bulova watch. (Alex Brandon/AP)

President Joe Biden has tasked Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo with ensuring the United States will be the world leader in computer chips.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 18, 2021
Government, Business

White House Targets Economic Risks From Climate Change

Joe Biden President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the White House on June 23. (Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Oct. 15 on governmentwide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 15, 2021

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