Infrastructure

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Kentucky Leaders Approve Funds to Help Freight Movement at River Ports

Beshear Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at a past press conference. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via Associated Press)

In order to facilitate freight movement, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced $500,000 in grants to support critical repair and equipment replacement efforts at five river ports.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Freight Policy Bill on US Senate’s Infrastructure Agenda

Schumer Schumer speaks to the press earlier this year. (Amanda Andrade-Rhodes/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Policy updates and funding related to federal freight programs are being considered as part of a multitrillion dollar infrastructure bill U.S. Senate leaders plan to weigh next week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2021
Government

Schumer Sets July 21 Deadlines on Infrastructure, Budget Talks

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer “The time has come to make progress. And we will,” says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer set a July 21 deadline to wrap up talks on both the bipartisan infrastructure package and an agreement among all Democrats on moving forward on a budget resolution.

July 15, 2021
Government

Mayors, Freight Firms Press Congress, Biden on Infrastructure Bill

Ed Mortimer Broad bipartisan support for infrastructure investment demonstrates the need for Senate action on a highway bill,” says Ed Mortimer, vice president of transportation infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Mayors representing the country’s major cities are calling on members of Congress and the White House to approve big-picture policies meant to fund infrastructure projects for several years.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2021
Government, Business

Federal Infrastructure Agreement Could Boost Construction, Experts Say

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State lawmakers have been active in pursuing bills to support infrastructure work, but the construction market could see a further boost if federal leaders can agree on a legislative package, according to transportation experts.

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

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Stalls as Bigger Plan Gains

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden speaks on July 12. Biden’s big infrastructure proposals are moving on parallel tracks in Congress. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — A $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal senators struck with President Joe Biden is at risk of stalling out as Republicans mount stiff resistance over ways to pay for it, and momentum shifts to a more robust Democratic proposal that could come into focus soon.

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press
July 13, 2021
Government

House Funding Leaders Back $1.9 Billion USDOT Budget Increase

Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro by House Appropriations Committee/YouTube

A new bill from U.S. House lawmakers meant to fund the Department of Transportation through fiscal 2022 would back an operational budget increase for federal trucking safety programs and ensure the distribution of infrastructure grants around the country.

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

Schumer Wants Senate Votes Soon on Biden’s Agenda

Chuck Schumer Schumer by Ting Shen/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said July 9 he wants his chamber to vote on pivotal budget and infrastructure legislation before lawmakers break for their August recess, and warned he may delay that summer break to allow more time for work on President Joe Biden’s top domestic goals.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
July 9, 2021
Government, Business

Business Groups, Unions Join Together on Infrastructure Plan

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

WASHINGTON — Major business and union groups have formed a new coalition designed to add momentum for a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that the Senate is expected to take up this month.

Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
July 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Promotes Infrastructure Plan as Congress Prepares Policy Agenda

Biden President Joe Biden speaks with McHenry County College President Clint Gabbard and students in the manufacturing lab at McHenry County College. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via Associated Press, Pool)

President Joe Biden pressed Congress to legislate on the infrastructure policy aspects of his domestic agenda as lawmakers return to Washington from their July 4 recess.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2021

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