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New Dems Endorse Slate of Bills to Combat Climate Change
Climate
New Dems Endorse Slate of Bills to Combat Climate Change
2021-06-23 15:47:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday  endorsed its first slate of bills in the 117th Congress to confront the existential threat of climate change, building on the Coalition’s work to advance an ambitious and actionable policy agenda to... Read More

Congress Wants to Build Resiliency Into its Response to Climate Change
Congress
Congress Wants to Build Resiliency Into its Response to Climate Change
2021-06-14 15:29:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional hearing Friday gave a boost to part of the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan that seeks to resist the devastation of climate change. Lawmakers said building infrastructure that is resilient to disasters caused by global warming is... Read More

New Dems Outline Infrastructure Priorities for American Jobs Plan
Congress
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

Better Clean Water Strategies Sought Under Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Congress
Better Clean Water Strategies Sought Under Biden’s American Jobs Plan
2021-05-26 20:17:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Everyone on a congressional panel Tuesday agreed that safe drinking water is an important health priority but several lawmakers disagreed that the Biden administration’s plan for pursuing it is practical. “I have a lot of doubts that it... Read More

Granholm Says Green Jobs a Matter of ‘Economic Patriotism’
Employment
Granholm Says Green Jobs a Matter of ‘Economic Patriotism’
2021-05-17 15:32:16
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s push to tackle several crises at once has reenergized the push for green jobs or those jobs which contribute to preserving or restoring the environment, including those in traditional sectors, like manufacturing.  His American Jobs... Read More

Witnesses Advocate for Broadband Inclusion in Infrastructure Plan
Technology
Witnesses Advocate for Broadband Inclusion in Infrastructure Plan
2021-04-30 12:17:32
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON - At the beginning of the pandemic, Buffalo’s public school system found thousands of students with no internet access and partnered with the private sector and the Buffalo Bills Social Justice Fund to get lower-cost Spectrum Cable internet service... Read More

Buttigieg Advocates for Major Investment in Electric Vehicles
Transportation
Buttigieg Advocates for Major Investment in Electric Vehicles
2021-04-26 15:43:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — President Biden recently outlined a spend of $174 billion in his American Jobs Plan to boost electric vehicle development, proliferation, and purchasing. His administration touts this as an investment in the future of safe transportation that has potential... Read More

$2.2 Trillion Jobs and Infrastructure Plan Unveiled
White House
$2.2 Trillion Jobs and Infrastructure Plan Unveiled
2021-04-01 13:16:58
by Tom Ramstack

President Joe Biden unveiled his plan Wednesday for a $2.2 trillion government investment into improving the nation’s infrastructure. Biden described the plan as an effort to create jobs and make the United States more competitive while recovering from the economic... Read More

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