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Infrastructure Bill Fails First Vote; Senate to Try Again
Infrastructure
Infrastructure Bill Fails First Vote; Senate to Try Again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rejected an effort to begin debate on the big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden, but pressure was mounting as supporters insisted they just needed more time before... Read More

Big Infrastructure Bill in Peril as GOP Threatens Filibuster
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Big Infrastructure Bill in Peril as GOP Threatens Filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal  senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tensions were... Read More

Electrify America to Double EV Charging Stations by 2025
Infrastructure
Electrify America to Double EV Charging Stations by 2025

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal, says it plans to more than double its number of charging stations throughout the United... Read More

Senator: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Loses IRS Provision
Infrastructure
Senator: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Loses IRS Provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to strengthen IRS enforcement to crack down on tax scofflaws and help fund a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending bill is officially off the table, Republican Sen. Rob Portman said Sunday. Portman, who is... Read More

Carnegie Endowment Explores Window for Infrastructure Investments In Africa
International
Carnegie Endowment Explores Window for Infrastructure Investments In Africa
2021-07-16 20:12:08
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - The recovery period for COVID-19 has raised a limited window for western countries to try to go after areas that need investment in Africa, according to a scholar at a D.C.-based think tank event this week. The virus... Read More

Top Senate Dem Sets Infrastructure Vote, Pressures Lawmakers
Infrastructure
Top Senate Dem Sets Infrastructure Vote, Pressures Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pressuring lawmakers to reach agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending measures, signaling Democrats' desire to push ahead aggressively on President Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar agenda. Schumer, D-N.Y.,... Read More

Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion
Infrastructure
Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a "transformative" infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion... Read More

Buttigieg Says Infrastructure Bill Will Be ‘Monumental’
Infrastructure
Buttigieg Says Infrastructure Bill Will Be ‘Monumental’
2021-07-09 13:19:43
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — After weeks of negotiations, a bipartisan infrastructure deal may have been reached, but even Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg knows not to count Washington chickens before they are hatched. “It’s not a small thing to turn the outlines of... Read More

Poll Finds Most Americans Want Infrastructure Paid for With Offsets
Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Most Americans Want Infrastructure Paid for With Offsets
2021-07-08 17:15:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Nine in 10 registered voters want federal infrastructure plans to be paid for with offsets, including clearly identified spending cuts or revenue raisers, a new Peterson Foundation poll found. And the result holds true for 86% of Democrats,... Read More

In Hunt for Infrastructure Deal, Every Dem Has Leverage
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In Hunt for Infrastructure Deal, Every Dem Has Leverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive wings on legislation to finance President Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and... Read More

$28 Million to Central Florida Thanks to Murphy Efforts on Transportation Bill
Infrastructure
$28 Million to Central Florida Thanks to Murphy Efforts on Transportation Bill
2021-07-02 13:03:56
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The first transportation bill to pass the House of Representatives this session includes over $28 million in funding for eight central Florida projects, thanks to the efforts of Rep. Stephanie Murphy. The Winter Park Democrat said she pushed... Read More

Biden Taking Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal on the Road
Infrastructure
Biden Taking Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal on the Road

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will look to sell voters on the economic benefits of the $973 billion infrastructure package while in Wisconsin on Tuesday, hoping to boost the bipartisan agreement that is held together in large part by... Read More

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Back on Track After Walk-Back
Infrastructure
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Back on Track After Walk-Back

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to invest nearly $1 trillion in the nation's infrastructure appeared to be back on track Sunday after a stark walk-back by President Joe Biden to his earlier insistence that the bill be coupled with... Read More

Washington State Airports Net $217M to Expand Operation
In The States
Washington State Airports Net $217M to Expand Operation
2021-06-25 17:16:16
by Brock Blasdell

Airports in Washington are receiving a combined $217 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to help maintain and expand operations.  The announcement follows the Biden administration’s springtime promise of $8 billion in funding under the American Rescue Plan... Read More

Analysis: Biden Rebuts Doubts, Wins Bet on Bipartisanship
Infrastructure
Analysis: Biden Rebuts Doubts, Wins Bet on Bipartisanship

NEW YORK (AP) — Day after day, as the partisan battle lines hardened on Capitol Hill over President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, his calls for bipartisanship seemed increasingly out of step. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his goal was... Read More

Bipartisan Efforts Win the Day As Senators, White House Strike Infrastructure Deal
Infrastructure
Bipartisan Efforts Win the Day As Senators, White House Strike Infrastructure Deal
2021-06-24 23:24:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he’s struck an infrastructure deal with a bipartisan group of senators that will provide about $579 billion in new investments in broadband internet, roads, bridges and the electric grid. The deal’s overall... Read More

Senators Push $953B Infrastructure Plan, Raise Hope for Deal
Infrastructure
Senators Push $953B Infrastructure Plan, Raise Hope for Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is seeking President Joe Biden's support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority. Biden has invited members of the... Read More

Cities Have a Green Infrastructure Blind Spot
Infrastructure
Cities Have a Green Infrastructure Blind Spot
2021-06-22 00:17:00
by Anthropocene

This article is by Sara DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Green infrastructure has a lot of benefits: nature can improve people’s mental and physical health; vegetation helps reduce building energy use by providing insulation and cooling; and... Read More

Spanberger Secures Commitment for $22.7M in Projects in Pending Infrastructure Bill
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Spanberger Secures Commitment for $22.7M in Projects in Pending Infrastructure Bill
2021-06-21 18:32:54
by Brock Blasdell

Rep. Abigail Spanberger secured central Virginia’s spot today onlist of proposed projects areas that will be covered by the Biden administration’s proposed INVEST in America Act.  If passed, more than $22.7 million in federal resources will be dedicated to infrastructure... Read More

Cabinet Sells Biden's Ambitious Agenda Across US
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Cabinet Sells Biden's Ambitious Agenda Across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town. "It really is a big deal. They give you the dates, and you just clear your schedule," said Walsh, a former mayor... Read More

Senators Eye $579B in New Infrastructure Spending, $1T Plan
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Senators Eye $579B in New Infrastructure Spending, $1T Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal  with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on President Joe Biden's top priority, according to those briefed on... Read More

Problem Solvers Unveil Plan to Break Infrastructure Logjam
Congress
Problem Solvers Unveil Plan to Break Infrastructure Logjam
2021-06-09 20:00:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Problem Solvers Caucus released a new, $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal Wednesday, aiming to break the partisan gridlock that has so far stymied any kind of deal between the White House and Capitol Hill. The plan put forward... Read More

White House Pulls Plug on Capito Infrastructure Talks
Infrastructure
White House Pulls Plug on Capito Infrastructure Talks
2021-06-09 14:11:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden walked away from negotiations over an infrastructure bill with a group of Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R- W. Va., and now hopes to strike a deal with a separate, bipartisan group of... Read More

'A Lot of Anxiety' for Democrats as Biden Agenda Stalls
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'A Lot of Anxiety' for Democrats as Biden Agenda Stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment  are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill  is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and immigration has stalled out. Nearly six months of Democratic control in Washington,... Read More

New Dems Outline Infrastructure Priorities for American Jobs Plan
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New Dems Outline Infrastructure Priorities for American Jobs Plan
2021-06-04 15:18:42
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday endorsed several bills its members say will modernize the nation’s infrastructure, create jobs and grow the economy. The coalition, led by Infrastructure task force co-chairs Carolyn Bourdeaux, of Georgia, and Norma... Read More

Blue Dogs Push to Ensure Rural Broadband Funds Go Where They Are Most Needed
Infrastructure
Blue Dogs Push to Ensure Rural Broadband Funds Go Where They Are Most Needed
2021-06-03 13:23:25
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Wednesday, calling for the funds to expand broadband in the pending infrastructure legislation to... Read More

Biden, GOP Senator Talk as Time Drags on Infrastructure Deal
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Biden, GOP Senator Talk as Time Drags on Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly an hour, President Joe Biden and the top Senate Republican negotiating infrastructure met Wednesday behind closed doors — two seasoned legislators engaged in another round of conversations, but emerging with few outward signs of tangible... Read More

GOP Senators Ready $1T Infrastructure Counteroffer to Biden
Infrastructure
GOP Senators Ready $1T Infrastructure Counteroffer to Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans revived negotiations over President Joe Biden's sweeping investment plan, preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal that would be funded with COVID-19 relief money as a counteroffer to the White House ahead of a Memorial Day... Read More

White House Trims Infrastructure Proposal In $1.7 Trillion Counter Offer to Republicans
Infrastructure
White House Trims Infrastructure Proposal In $1.7 Trillion Counter Offer to Republicans
2021-05-21 19:22:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - White House officials trying to strike a bipartisan deal on the President Biden's massive infrastructure plan made a counteroffer on Friday to Republican senators that trimmed the cost of the package by about $600 billion. The latest offer... Read More

New Dems Outline Infrastructure Priorities
Congress
New Dems Outline Infrastructure Priorities
2021-05-21 17:06:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition laid out their infrastructure priorities this week, declaring themselves “very focused on getting things done and figuring out a path to get to yes,” in the words of their chair, Rep. Suzan DelBene, of... Read More

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