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Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Transportation Issues Daily Today President Obama is proposing a couple of transportation-related executive actions to reduce emissions and global warming. It’s part of a larger package of actions on climate change for which the President can sidestep Congressional approval. The Washington Post has a good, long analysis of the new White House approach and proposal: […]

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President Proposes $50 Billion for Infrastructure

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Transportation Issues Daily
President Obama has resurrected his proposal to invest $50 billion in infrastructure and wants it included in the fiscal cliff deal. Republicans were immediately critical of the proposal.

Details were not released, but it is assumed that the proposal is similar to those previously announced by President Obama in 2010 and 2011. Those proposals have not passed the Democratic Senate or the Republican House. It’s debatable how hard the White House has pushed Congress to pass the proposal.

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Five Clean-Tech Actions for President Obama

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The election is over and the people have spoken. After months of highly-charged attacks, lively and lackluster debate performances, and never-ending punches and counterpunches, Barack Obama has prevailed as the winner of the 2012 election. It won’t be an easy job. Mr. Obama will need to enable the creation of millions of new jobs, embolden U.S energy, environmental, and national security, and lead our country into a robust economic future – all while dealing with a sharply divided electorate.

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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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Breaking the Impasse

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Writing in last week’s Innovation NewsBrief we wondered if the intent behind the White House September 6 proposal to invest an extra $50 billion in transportation infrastructure was primarily a political gesture — to give the economy a short-term pre-election boost — or whether it was a belated but genuine change of heart about the need to act, and act convincingly, on a multi-year surface transportation program. In conversations we held during the past week, we sensed that the transportation community, including senior officials of U.S. DOT, would clearly prefer the $50 billion to be part of a long-term reauthorization effort.

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Highway to Hell

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

LABOR/COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER
“At a time when the world is 1 degree warmer with at least another degree in the pipeline the proposed allocation of $27 billion for highways is an attack on the environment and science…”

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