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Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

White House Weekly Address: Providing a Better, Cleaner, Safer Future for Our Children

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the progress we have made to combat global climate change.

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The Fix-it-First Approach

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a “Fix-it-First” approach to investing in our nation’s ailing infrastructure. This approach recognizes the value of the well-traveled network of roads and bridges that make up our nation’s existing highway system, and prioritizes the maintenance and rehabilitation of our deteriorating system.

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President Obama on Infrastructure

Friday, November 9th, 2012
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The Infrastructure World Responds to Obama’s Victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Infrastructure experts from around the country welcome the Obama Administration back to the Whitehouse, and express the urgency of turning our attention toward infrastructure.

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Video: Obama’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

President Obama tours a New Jersey neighborhood that was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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A New Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget proposes a bold plan to renew and expand America’s infrastructure. The plan includes a $50 billion up-front investment connected to a $476 billion six-year reauthorization of the surface transportation program and the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. In support of this commitment, the Department of the Treasury, with the Council of Economic Advisers, has updated our analysis of the economic effects of infrastructure investment.

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Invest in America Jobs Act of 2011

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Invest in American Jobs Act

THE WHITE HOUSE To ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects carried out using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, iron, and manufactured goods that are produced in the United States, and for other purposes. SEC. 101. FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY BUY AMERICA PROVISIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 313 of title 23, United States Code, is amended to […]

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What Others Are Saying About the President’s High-Speed Rail Proposal

Monday, February 14th, 2011

“With all of the evidence indicating that HSR is an exceptionally costly and inefficient means of travel that only a few passengers choose to use, it is difficult to explain the obsession of some, including the President and members of his Cabinet, with this mode of travel. In part, this obsession seems to have little to do with travel per se, but rather with the quality of the travel experience.”
-Ronald Utt, The Heritage Foundation

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The Infra Community Responds to the State of the Union Address

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

“…we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information – from high-speed rail to high-speed internet.”
-President Barack Obama
State of the Union Address, January 25th, 2011

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Streetsblog: Just How Lame Will This Lame Duck Be?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The GOP has named the 22 members of its transition team and it’s ready to get to work. Don’t expect the work for these lawmakers to include any actual law-making, though. Not till January, anyway.

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