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Top House Democrat Still Eyes Passing Biden Agenda This Month

Top House Democrat Still Eyes Passing Biden Agenda This Month Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) during an interview on Bloomberg TV. (Bloomberg TV)

The chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee said Sept. 1 that Democrats are trying to complete work on President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion economic agenda by the end of September.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Transportation Asset Management Plan Into Law

Pritzker Pritzker at a past event. (illinois.gov)

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker has signed a law intended to improve transportation infrastructure while maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2021
Government, Business

House Agrees to Infrastructure Bill Vote by Sept. 27

Construction near Capitol A concrete pump frames the Capitol Dome in Washington during renovations and repairs. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The U.S. House of Representatives scheduled consideration of a $1 trillion infrastructure measure by Sept. 27, a few days before funding authority for federal highway programs expires.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 25, 2021
Government

$3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint Passes First Step in House

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leaves the chamber Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) leaves the chamber Aug. 24. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Striking a deal with moderates, House Democratic leaders muscled President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar budget blueprint over a key hurdle Aug. 24, ending a risky standoff and putting the party’s domestic infrastructure agenda back on track.

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press
August 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Panels Pursue Climate, Clean Energy Priorities in $3.5 Trillion Budget

Pelosi Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a previous press conference. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging Democrats to unify in support of a $3.5 trillion budget proposal that would help advance President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, including social aid programs and climate change policies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2021
Government, Business

Congressional Republicans, Moderate Democrats Balk at $3.5 Trillion Budget

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference in Washington. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Top congressional Republicans announced their opposition to Democratic leaders’ pursuit of a $3.5 trillion budget plan that would be considered alongside a big-ticket infrastructure package. Separately, a small group of moderate House Democrats took issue with their party’s legislative timeline.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 18, 2021
Government, Safety

NYC Leaders’ Plan for Expressway Aims to Toughen Truck Enforcement

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway North/eastbound on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (roadwaywiz via YouTube)

New York City officials have unveiled a plan to extend the life of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway cantilever that includes a goal of reducing truck traffic on the corridor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2021
Government, Business

Moderate Democrats Demand Quick Passage of Infrastructure Bill

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi by J. Scott Applewhite/AP

WASHINGTON — Moderate House Democrats say they would sink a crucial fiscal blueprint outlining $3.5 trillion in social and environment spending unless a separate infrastructure bill is approved first, a new complication for the divided party’s drive to enact President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
August 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Applauds Senate Passage of $1 Trillion Bill to Modernize US Transportation

Capitol Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News

Legislation aimed at modernizing the country’s mobility networks, freight corridors and transit systems gained approval in the U.S. Senate on Aug. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2021
Government, Business

Big Win for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill With Senate Passage

Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer arrives at the Capitol on Aug. 10. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan Aug. 10, a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
August 10, 2021

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