Infrastructure

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US Recovers Millions in Ransom From Colonial Pipeline Hackers

 The entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company in Charlotte, N.C. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press) The entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company in Charlotte, N.C. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

The U.S. recovered almost all the bitcoin ransom paid to the perpetrators of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co. in May in a sign that law enforcement is capable of pursuing online criminals even when they operate outside the nation’s borders.

June 7, 2021
Government

House Transportation Panel to Consider Highway Bill June 9

Rep.. Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) says the legislation facilitates access to new and existing technologies. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to make good on its pledge to pass some type of an infrastructure bill by July 4. And the path toward that goal runs through the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Rejects Higher GOP Infrastructure Offer From Capito

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on June 2. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden rejected an increased infrastructure offer from a group of Senate Republicans led by Shelley Moore Capito on June 4, the White House said.

June 4, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Floats 15% Minimum Corporate Tax to Fund Infrastructure

President Joe Biden enters a vehicle on the Ellipse near the White House President Joe Biden enters a vehicle on the Ellipse near the White House after exiting Marine One on June 4. (Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden has pitched to Republicans the idea of a 15% minimum tax on U.S. corporations, along with strengthened IRS enforcement efforts, as a way to fund a bipartisan infrastructure package.

June 4, 2021
Government, Safety

Utah DOT Begins Construction of New Highway

West Davis Highway project in Utah West Davis is a new 16-mile, four-lane divided highway project currently planned to be constructed in western Davis County. (udot.utah.gov)

The Utah Department of Transportation has started work on a project to construct a new highway.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pete Buttigieg Cites Importance of I-40 Bridge Repair

Buttigieg Buttigieg (center) speaks at the event regarding the closed bridge. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Phase 2 of the two-part effort to repair the Interstate 40 bridge is underway, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Safety

Two Interstate Projects Commence in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. A view of Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. Work has begun on a $9.7 million refurbishing project, with paving scheduled to begin this month. (gtatorpics09 via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that work has begun on two interstate projects in the Finger Lakes region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business

House Democrats Unveil $547B Highway Bill Amid Biden Talks

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio by Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News

Democratic members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 4 unveiled a $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Endangered by Dire Shortages

construction Work progresses on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge beside I-37 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

The biggest threat to President Joe Biden’s vision of energizing the U.S. economy with the largest infrastructure program in decades may not be its challenging path through Congress, but a dire shortage of everything from workers to cement mills.

June 4, 2021
Government, Business

Biden, Capito Talk Infrastructure; Will Reconvene June 4

President Joe Biden boards Marine One on the Ellipse President Joe Biden boards Marine One on the Ellipse near the White House after a private meeting on infrastructure with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — For nearly an hour, President Joe Biden and the top Senate Republican negotiating infrastructure met June 2 behind closed doors — two seasoned legislators engaged in another round of conversations, but emerging with few outward signs of tangible progress ahead of a deadline next week.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
June 2, 2021

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