Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Convenes New Supply Chain Council

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Nov. 27 opened the first meeting of his supply chain resilience council by saying his administration was working to lower costs for U.S. families.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
November 27, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

Biden Sends Top Aides to Detroit to Help With Auto Strike

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Sept. 15 dispatched two of his top aides to Detroit to help resolve the strike by unionized autoworkers.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
September 15, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

USDOT Awards $1.7 Billion to Buy Electric Buses

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding almost $1.7 billion in grants for buying zero- and low-emission buses, with the money going to transit projects in 46 states and territories.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 26, 2023
Government, Technology

New Website Maps Out 32,000 Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON — The White House on June 6 launched a website to map and track tens of thousands of infrastructure projects and private manufacturing investments.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 6, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

Commerce Department to Award Grants to Fund Tech Hubs

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department is launching the application process for cities to receive a total of $500 million in grants to become technology hubs.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
May 12, 2023
Government, Business

White House Aims to Speed Up Pace of Building Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The White House hosted a summit Oct. 13 to help speed up construction projects tied to the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure law — an effort to improve coordination with the mayors and governors who directly account for 90% of the spending.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Biden Calls for Three-Month Suspension of Gas, Diesel Taxes

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on June 22 called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 22, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Pushes to Lower Ocean Shipping Costs

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden launched a renewed push June 9 to reduce the costs of shipping goods across oceans, a major challenge for retailers that the White House said has pushed up prices as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 9, 2022
Government

Six Months In, 4,300 Infrastructure Projects Are Underway

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

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