Infrastructure

Government, Business

Biden Focuses on Climate, Families in Trimmed $2 Trillion Plan

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, surrounded by other lawmakers. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (center) and other lawmakers speak with the press Oct. 19. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Scaling down his Build Back Better plans, President Joe Biden on Oct. 19 described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities — child tax credits, paid family leave, health care and free pre-kindergarten.

October 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

In Reconciliation, Progressives Tout Climate Investments Amid GOP Pushback

Reconciliation Markey speaks during a news conference outside the Capitol Building. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

As Democrats work on a revised multitrillion-dollar budget package, Republican transportation leaders have ramped up their criticism of congressional leaders and the Biden administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden White House Proposes NEPA Guidance Updates

NEPA From left: Mallory, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Biden at a press conference discussing the regulations. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A proposal to restore certain environmental review guidelines for infrastructure projects that were modified by the Trump administration was announced by the Biden White House.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021
Government, Business

Sen. Tom Carper Calls on US House to Pass Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Tom Carper by Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. Senate again called for passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure measure awaiting action in the House.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government

Transportation Leaders Push Transformative Updates Post-COVID

Rep. Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio says Congress needs to invest in programs that promote resilience to extreme weather events. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Large-scale investments aimed at modernizing the country’s mobility networks would help address connectivity concerns exposed during the pandemic, congressional transportation leaders argue as Congress negotiates a big-ticket infrastructure package.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed

A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb. A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb., in January of 2020. Large projects like pipelines and highways will again be subject to environmental review under the White House plan. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senior House Democrats Press for FEMA, Water Infrastructure Funds

Hurricane Ida A resident walks near a fallen tree blocking a street after Hurricane Ida in New Orleans on Sept. 2. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg News)

The frequency of severe weather events is contributing to disruptions across freight corridors and damages to critical infrastructure, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently told Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Government, Business

A Big Bump in the Road for Roads, Bridges Funding

President Joe Biden huddles with reporters With the deadline reset to Oct. 31, President Biden will be making the case for his agenda to the public and working on Senate moderates to agree on a topline figure for his human infrastructure package. (Michael Reynolds/EPA via Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden is pledging to continue to promote his domestic agenda stuck in Congress, despite last week's setback that saw the House of Representatives postpone action on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Biden Signs Short-Term Highway Extension

Infrastructure Highway construction in Sandy Springs, Ga. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

Funding authority for the country’s highway networks remains active as a result of President Joe Biden signing an extension of a law central to federal surface transportation policies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2021
Government, Business

Sinema Denounces House Liberals for Inaction on Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, departs following a vote in the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 30. (Al Drago/Associated Press)

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema criticized House liberals on Oct. 2 for delaying a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill she helped negotiate, blaming them for eroding trust in elected officials.

Peter Martin | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2021

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