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
Government, Business

Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions

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

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

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

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

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