Joe Biden

Government, Business

House Committee, White House Prepare for Highway Bill’s Consideration

Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Biden Shelley Moore Capito by Al Drago/Bloomberg News; Joe Biden by Evan Vucci/AP

The White House intends to schedule meetings with transportation leaders next  week before the congressional committees’ consideration of multiyear highway policy bills.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 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, Logistics

Republicans Counter Biden With $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Construction on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge in Texas is photographed on April 2. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News) Construction on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge in Texas is photographed on April 2. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

A $568 billion plan that focuses on surface transportation connectivity improvements and greater access to broadband internet for rural residents was unveiled by the Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate April 22.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 22, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden to Pledge Halving Greenhouse Gases by 2030

Biden Biden speaks at a past press conference. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
April 21, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Promotes Infrastructure Plan Amid GOP Opposition

Joe Biden President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure in Pittsburgh on March 31. (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden and his team are galvanizing public support for their multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal as Congress prepares to debate both the plan and the administration’s budget request for federal agencies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Economic Plan to Focus First on Infrastructure This Week

Road construction Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 under construction in Petaluma, Calif., on March 22. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
March 29, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Infrastructure Plan Coming March 31, Biden Says

President Joe Biden holds his first press conference President Joe Biden holds his first press conference March 25. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden said he will unveil his long-term economic rejuvenation plan March 31, promising a new “paradigm” for the middle class and a major ramp-up in investment and infrastructure spending that will strengthen the U.S. position against China.

Justin Sink and Nancy Cook | Bloomberg News
March 25, 2021
Government

Broad Economic Plan Featuring Infrastructure Could Cost $3 Trillion

President Biden speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House President Biden speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House March 21. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca via Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is considering as much as $3 trillion worth of measures to include in a long-term economic program for infrastructure and other initiatives, according to three people familiar with the deliberations.

March 22, 2021
Government, Business

White House Hasn’t Ruled Out Democrat-Only Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the White House on March 8. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News) President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the White House on March 8. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News)

White House Senior Adviser Cedric Richmond left open the possibility that the Biden administration could seek passage of an infrastructure plan with only Democratic votes after the president drew criticism for a $1.9 trillion virus relief package that’s poised to pass along partisan lines.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2021

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