Government, Business

Biden, GOP Leaders Say Infrastructure Deal Possible

Joe Biden meets with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy President Biden meets with (clockwise) Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Republican congressional leaders said it may be possible to reach agreement with Joe Biden on an infrastructure plan after meeting May 12 with the president at the White House.

May 12, 2021
Government, Business

House Lawmakers Seek $15 Billion in Infrastructure Earmarks

Rep. Garrett Graves (R-La.) Rep. Garrett Graves (R-La.) submitted the largest request, $945 million for a highway connector. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

House lawmakers have requested $14.9 billion in spending on earmarked projects for a transportation bill set to be a centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear Calls on Congress to Advance Surface Transportation Bill This Year

Spear Spear testifies before the Senate Commerce subcommittee about needed infrastructure upgrades. (

The adoption of legislation designed to improve connectivity across commercial corridors and ensure long-term funding for highway programs would benefit the country’s freight supply chain, the leader of the group representing the trucking sector told a Senate panel May 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2021
Government, Equipment, Logistics

Wisconsin Leaders Issue Grant to Support Marine Facility in Marinette

Aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine (SteelGuru Business News via YouTube)

Wisconsin officials announced May 6 that $1 million in grant funding has been awarded to support infrastructure at a shipbuilding facility in Marinette.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Biden Pushes for His Infrastructure Plan in GOP Stronghold

President Joe Biden speaks in Lake Charles, La., on May 6. President Joe Biden speaks in Lake Charles, La., on May 6, with the Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge behind him. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on May 6 to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to compromise on the corporate tax hikes he’s recommending to pay the cost.

Josh Boak and Jonathan Lemire | Associated Press
May 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

States Eye Federal Cash, Go Slow on Road Taxes

State Road Illinois road construction. (Seth Perlman/Associated Press)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
May 3, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Shows Openness to Infrastructure Negotiations With Republicans

Joe Biden President Joe Biden by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

President Joe Biden signaled a willingness to negotiate with Republicans on infrastructure policy ahead of a possible meeting with the ranking member on the Senate’s transportation committee.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 30, 2021
Government, Business

Sam Graves Calls for Bipartisanship Amid Infrastructure Talks

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) “It will take compromise from both sides, but it can be done," Graves says of an infrastructure deal. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee)

Reacting to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Sam Graves, the top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives’ transportation committee, called on Democrats to pursue a bipartisan approach to legislating.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Biden Releases Money in Push to Modernize US Electric Grid

Power lines are seen in Houston in February. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press) Power lines are seen in Houston in February. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

The federal government said April 27 it was making more than $8 billion available to build and improve the nation’s transmission lines as part of its efforts to improve America’s aging electric grid and meet President Joe Biden’s ambitious clean-energy goals.

Cathy Bussewitz | Associated Press
April 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus Unveils Infrastructure Plan

bridge construction New Jersey Construction workers make repairs to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden, N.J., on April 23. (Matt Rourke/AP)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers pursuing compromise with congressional leaders unveiled an infrastructure policy proposal backed partly by an increase in the fuel tax.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 26, 2021