Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Senate to Debate Social Infrastructure Build Back Better Budget

Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a deadline of Christmas to pass the measure. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Senators returning to Capitol Hill after the Thanksgiving recess are scheduled to kick off debate on a nearly $2 trillion budget package that aims to promote severe-weather resilience and reduce congestion across mobility networks.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2021

Biden Order Aims to Remedy Supply Chain Bottlenecks Amid GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden Biden's executive order comes on the heels of a plan meant to enhance elements of the supply chain at ports and waterways. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

The Biden White House took another step to resolve supply chain complications, directing federal agencies to prioritize programs and rules that would bolster commercial supply chains, as well as domestic manufacturing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

USDOT Highlights State Benefits in $1T Infrastructure Law

Charging Electric vehicle charging stations are highlighted in the bill. (Extreme Media/Getty Images)

A state-by-state summary and analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation of the recently enacted $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill highlights funding provisions tucked in the law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Awards $1B in Grants for Infrastructure Projects

West Seattle Bridge The West Seattle Bridge is closed because of cracks in the main span. Seattle got $20 million for East Marginal Way, which has added congestion related to the closure. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Infrastructure projects around the country linked to freight and passenger networks were awarded nearly $1 billion in federal grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Biden Pushes Electric Vehicle Chargers, Infrastructure

President Joe Biden test drives a Hummer at the GM Factory Zero electric vehicle assembly plant "Anybody wanna jump in the back?" President Biden asks while test-driving an electric Hummer at the General Motors Factory Zero electric vehicle assembly plant in Detroit. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

DETROIT — President Joe Biden punched the accelerator on a battery-powered Hummer on Nov. 17, causing the wheels to squeal and the truck to jet forward as he tried to drive the country toward an electric vehicle future.

November 17, 2021
Government, Business

Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Manage Infrastructure Plan

Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Manage Infrastructure plan Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden has chosen as supervisor of his $1 trillion infrastructure plan Mitch Landrieu, who as New Orleans mayor pushed the city into recovery after the devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

Zeke Miller | Associated Press
November 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Congress Returns to Build Back Better Budget, Fiscal 2022 Negotiations

Capitol Phototreat/Getty Images

Negotiating the passage of President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion social infrastructure budget bill and finalizing the funding framework for fiscal 2022 are among the legislative items on Congress’ end-of-the-year agenda.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2021

Infrastructure Bill Revives Debt Ceiling Concern

Security fencing around the U.S. Capitol building Security fencing around the U.S. Capitol building. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

A seemingly innocuous point in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill related to the Highway Trust Fund has rate market investors once again sharpening their focus on exactly when the U.S. government might breach its borrowing limit.

Alexandra Harris | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Brent Spence Bridge May Finally Get Fix in $1 Trillion Bill

Brent Spence Bridge Completed Brent Spence Bridge project after repairs were needed last year. (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Nov. 8 launched his sales pitch for his recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill, predicting that a notoriously congested bridge that sits in Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s backyard finally will get a long overdue overhaul.

November 9, 2021
Government, Business

Next Task: Selling Infrastructure, Getting Funds to States

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as a White House news conference Nov. 8 As White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (left) listens, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says his department soon will start doling out the first of about $660 billion in federal money. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden doesn’t need to look any further back than his time as vice president to grasp the challenges that lie ahead in promoting his new $1 trillion infrastructure deal to the American people and getting the money out the door fast enough that they can feel a real impact.

Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press
November 8, 2021