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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... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — After weeks of negotiations, a bipartisan infrastructure deal may have been reached, but even Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Nine in 10 registered voters want federal infrastructure plans to be paid for with offsets, including clearly identified... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The first transportation bill to pass the House of Representatives this session includes over $28 million in funding... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will look to sell voters on the economic benefits of the $973 billion infrastructure... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to invest nearly $1 trillion in the nation's infrastructure appeared to be back on... Read More

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

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

Airports in Washington are receiving a combined $217 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to help maintain and... Read More

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Day after day, as the partisan battle lines hardened on Capitol Hill over President Joe Biden's... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he’s struck an infrastructure deal with a bipartisan group of senators that... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is seeking President Joe Biden's support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan,... Read More

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

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

This article is by Sara DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Green infrastructure has a lot of benefits:... Read More

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

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

Rep. Abigail Spanberger secured central Virginia’s spot today onlist of proposed projects areas that will be covered by the Biden... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town. "It really... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal  with $579 billion in new spending as... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The Problem Solvers Caucus released a new, $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal Wednesday, aiming to break the partisan gridlock... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden walked away from negotiations over an infrastructure bill with a group of Republicans led by... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment  are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill  is all but... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday endorsed several bills its members say will modernize the nation’s infrastructure,... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly an hour, President Joe Biden and the top Senate Republican negotiating infrastructure met Wednesday behind... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans revived negotiations over President Joe Biden's sweeping investment plan, preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - White House officials trying to strike a bipartisan deal on the President Biden's massive infrastructure plan made a... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition laid out their infrastructure priorities this week, declaring themselves “very focused on getting things... Read More

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

White House, GOP Infrastructure Talks Reaching Key Stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations between the White House and Republican senators over President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion  infrastructure plan are... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations between the White House and Republican senators over President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion  infrastructure plan are reaching a crucial stage before more talks Friday after the latest offer from GOP lawmakers left some dismay in the... Read More

Biden to Push His Big Infrastructure Plan in GOP Stronghold

President Joe Biden will push the case for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in the reliably Republican state of Louisiana... Read More

President Joe Biden will push the case for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in the reliably Republican state of Louisiana — directly challenging GOP lawmakers who say that low taxes for corporations and the wealthy will fuel economic growth. Biden... Read More

All Aboard! Biden to Help Amtrak Mark 50 Years on The Rails

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, is set on Friday to help the nation's passenger... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, is set on Friday to help the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service.As a U.S. senator, Biden was a fixture on Amtrak trains between his home... Read More

2021-04-29 18:58:14
by Victoria Turner
School Infrastructure Investments Bridge Paths to Better Future

Tara Roberts, a single mother of eight, was committed but “in tears” as she opened her first classroom door at... Read More

Tara Roberts, a single mother of eight, was committed but “in tears” as she opened her first classroom door at Portland Community College, said Mark Mitsui, president of PCC. She now holds a doctorate in nursing, is a health care... Read More

2021-04-27 17:59:28
by TWN Staff
Schumer Presses for Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer urged his colleagues to swiftly pass the sweeping water infrastructure bill that came... Read More

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer urged his colleagues to swiftly pass the sweeping water infrastructure bill that came before the chamber Tuesday, calling it a potential starting point for Democrats and Republicans to collaborate on infrastructure, "when and... Read More

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