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Infrastructure

EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling... Read More

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup... Read More

2021-11-16 22:07:06
by Dan McCue
Speakers Hail Centrists, Willingness to Compromise at Infrastructure Bill Signing

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the best afternoon for holding a bill-signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.... Read More

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the best afternoon for holding a bill-signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. As the hour approached, the temperature plummeted and at times the wind sweeping across the wide lawn gusted to 35... Read More

Biden to Push Infrastructure Deal at 'Red List' Bridge in NH

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Joe Biden was in New Hampshire, he was a no-show at his own, sad... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Joe Biden was in New Hampshire, he was a no-show at his own, sad party. Trounced in the state's 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Biden hopped a flight to next-up South Carolina before the polls... Read More

2021-11-15 15:52:24
by Dan McCue
Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Named White House Infrastructure Chief

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tapped former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to be his senior White House advisor... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tapped former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to be his senior White House advisor for turning the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into a shovels-in-the-ground reality. The president announced Landrieu’s selection on Sunday, a full 24... Read More

Democrats Sell Infrastructure Bill, Push for Biden Backup

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — Traffic whizzing behind her, Rep. Sharice Davids gathered reporters at a transportation facility along U.S. 69... Read More

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — Traffic whizzing behind her, Rep. Sharice Davids gathered reporters at a transportation facility along U.S. 69 in eastern Kansas this week to celebrate the surge of federal money headed in her state's direction. The massive infrastructure package... Read More

2021-11-10 21:32:36
by Dan McCue
President to Sign Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on Monday in White House Ceremony

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for the newly passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for the newly passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday, the White House has announced. The president will be joined by the members of Congress from both sides... Read More

2021-11-09 22:34:24
by Dan McCue
White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports... Read More

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports and relieve the bottlenecks that have plagued the nation’s critical supply chains since early summer. The actions announced during a... Read More

2021-11-06 20:48:45
by Dan McCue
Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore... Read More

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore Saturday morning in the State Dining Room of the White House, history was not on hand to record it. Beaming... Read More

2021-11-05 20:10:13
by Dan McCue
House to Move on Infrastructure Bill, Spending Bill to Wait

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill while putting final vote on the budget reconciliation bill on hold. The decision came after the House Democratic... Read More

2021-11-01 20:10:31
by Dan McCue
Manchin Urges Vote on Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday that he is not yet ready to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday that he is not yet ready to support the slimmed down $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation bill, but urged his colleagues to move forward with a vote on... Read More

2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue
Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about... Read More

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

Biden Announces 'Historic' Deal — But Still Must Win Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping domestic policy package, a hard-fought yet dramatically scaled-back deal announced just before he departed for overseas summits. Biden's... Read More

2021-10-26 23:11:48
by Dan McCue
Joe Lieberman Tells TWN: Centrists Are the Key to Getting Government Working Again

WASHINGTON — In a divisive age in which it seems lawmakers will run faster from a deal than they would... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a divisive age in which it seems lawmakers will run faster from a deal than they would from a burning building, it’s nice, occasionally, to hear an elder statesman talk about the government's ability to get things... Read More

2021-10-07 20:29:06
by Victoria Turner
Broadband ‘Catnip’ to Both Political Parties, Industry Executive Says

WASHINGTON -- Both sides of the U.S. Congress are viewing high-speed broadband as essential. Now, the industry players will have... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Both sides of the U.S. Congress are viewing high-speed broadband as essential. Now, the industry players will have the challenge of reconfiguring a private business model to fit that of a utility, said Rhod Shaw, chairman of the... Read More

2021-10-01 15:13:15
by Dan McCue
Progressive Resistance Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON -- You can almost hear it all across Capitol Hill: “It’s likely to be a long, long day.” On... Read More

WASHINGTON -- You can almost hear it all across Capitol Hill: “It’s likely to be a long, long day.” On Thursday night, finding themselves short of votes and with the continued resistance of the progressive wing of the party on... Read More

2021-09-26 13:34:11
by Dan McCue
'A Time of Intensity' Ahead, As Budget Committee Advances Spending Bill

WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee voted 20-17 on Saturday in favor of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, effectively... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee voted 20-17 on Saturday in favor of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, effectively setting up a vote in the full House on the sweeping package in a matter of days. One Democrat, Rep.... Read More

2021-09-07 16:44:38
by Dan McCue
Ribbon Cut on District’s Biggest Modern Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton were among... Read More

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton were among the dignitaries who joined descendants of civil rights icon Frederick Douglass for the opening of the new bridge named in... Read More

2021-09-03 19:02:31
by Reece Nations
Austin Mayor Joins Pelosi, Doggett to Share ‘Build Back Better’ Progress

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality,... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler for an update on the progress... Read More

2021-08-30 19:55:58
by Reece Nations
What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will Deliver for Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — As the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act still awaits final approval, its much-needed benefits at the... Read More

BOISE, Idaho — As the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act still awaits final approval, its much-needed benefits at the state-level are coming to light. For Idahoans, the bill’s passage entails investments in roads and bridges, water lines and pipes,... Read More

2021-08-24 21:28:24
by Tom Ramstack
House Democrats Break Impasse to Advance $3.5T Budget Plan

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats narrowly approved a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, hours after coming to agreement with moderates whose... Read More

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats narrowly approved a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, hours after coming to agreement with moderates whose desire for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill nearly scuttled President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic agenda. In... Read More

2021-08-24 13:08:18
by Dan McCue
House Leaders to Make Second Try at Budget Vote Tuesday

WASHINGTON -- The House will reconvene at noon Tuesday to take a second stab at ending a stalemate with 10... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The House will reconvene at noon Tuesday to take a second stab at ending a stalemate with 10 centrist members over a $3.5 trillion budget framework.  Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and the other holdouts don’t necessarily oppose the... Read More

2021-08-23 20:43:41
by Reece Nations
California to Receive Billions for Highways, Airports, and More from Infrastructure Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local roads, airports and more. Although the Golden State boasts the nation’s largest economy, a lack of prior investments in public... Read More

2021-08-23 20:41:21
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Prepares for Vote On $3.5 Trillion Economic Plan

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress returned from their summer recess Monday to hammer out an agreement on President Joe Biden’s... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress returned from their summer recess Monday to hammer out an agreement on President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” economic stimulus plan. They are running into strong headwinds from Republicans as they prepare for... Read More

Budget Clash Pits Moderate Democrats Against Biden, Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outnumbered and with their party's most powerful leaders arrayed against them, nine moderate Democrats trying to upend... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outnumbered and with their party's most powerful leaders arrayed against them, nine moderate Democrats trying to upend plans for enacting President Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar domestic program face a House showdown. All the rebellious group must do to... Read More

2021-08-20 20:09:14
by Dan McCue
Moderates Reinforce Push for Immediate Infrastructure Vote

WASHINGTON -- Nine moderate House Democrats on Friday reinforced their call for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Nine moderate House Democrats on Friday reinforced their call for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, putting them on a collision course with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the chamber prepares to return to Capitol... Read More

2021-08-20 19:35:45
by Reece Nations
Oklahomans to Gain EV Charging, Broadband, and More from Infrastructure Package

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As Congress ponders the final version of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, the White House is... Read More

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As Congress ponders the final version of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, the White House is providing details on what states stand to gain from the package. In Oklahoma, investments in roads, bridges and airports are... Read More

2021-08-19 15:41:49
by Kate Michael
Van Hollen Wants ‘Equity of the Tax System’ To Pay for Infrastructure, Reconciliation Spending

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has passed both the $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the framework of the $3.5 trillion... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has passed both the $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the framework of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill made up largely of potential investments in social programs and climate policy. While these massive budgetary items... Read More

2021-08-16 17:26:16
by Reece Nations
What Texans Can Expect from the Infrastructure Bill

As the looming bipartisan infrastructure plan awaits its final approval, states are beginning to find out what the bill has... Read More

As the looming bipartisan infrastructure plan awaits its final approval, states are beginning to find out what the bill has in store for them. In the state of Texas, infrastructure investment has been a looming issue for some time. The... Read More

2021-08-13 15:22:29
by Dan McCue
Moderate Democrats Demand Quick Passage of Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON -- Nine moderate House Democrats delivered a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday, saying they will not vote for... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Nine moderate House Democrats delivered a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday, saying they will not vote for a budget resolution intended to advance a sweeping, $3.5 trillion climate and social policy package this year unless a separate... Read More

For Biden and Senators, a Sense That 'World Was Watching'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges.  Agreement, he said two months ago,... Read More

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