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Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

The Role of Presidential Leadership Examined

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 7
Every two years the University of Virginia’s Miller Center host a transportation policy conference known for attracting prestigious participants and an equally distinguished audience. The inaugural conference held in September 2009, produced a report that generated presidential attention and was praised by President Obama in a Rose Garden ceremony as a model of fresh bipartisan ideas.

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A Lasting Solution to the Transportation Funding Dilemma

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 6
President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request includes $77 billion for the Department of Transportation and an additional $50 billion “for immediate transportation investments.” His next transportation bill to follow the current MAP-21, calls for a 25 percent increase in funding over current levels and assumes a transfer of $214 billion to the trust fund over six years “to maintain trust fund solvency and pay for increased outlays.”

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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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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President Obama on Infrastructure

Friday, November 9th, 2012
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Critical Transportation Infrastructure and Societal Resilience

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL POLICY
The key to assuring security, safety and prosperity in the 21“ Century will be possessing resilience in face of chronic and catastrophic risks. The years ahead will be marked by turbulence, fueled by unconventional conflict, likely changes in climate, and the sheer complexity and inter-dependencies of modern systems and networks. This places a premium on assuring that individuals, communities, and critical infrastructure have the capacity to withstand, respond, rapidly recover, and adapt to man-made and natural disturbances.

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The Highway Bill—Compromise or Stalemate?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 14 rev Before leaving town for a two-week Easter vacation, Congress voted a  90-day “clean” extension of the current highway program. When Congress gets back in session on April 16, the House will have 20 legislative days in which to pass a new highway bill and convene in a joint House-Senate […]

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The American Jobs Act

Monday, September 19th, 2011
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THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT
The American people understand that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the middle class has been under attack for decades. That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis – we need to rebuild the economy the American way, based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street.

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President Obama’s American Jobs Act Factsheet

Monday, September 12th, 2011

THE WHITE HOUSE

The American people understand that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren‘t created overnight and won‘t be solved overnight. The economic security of the middle class has been under attack for decades. That‘s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis – we need to rebuild the economy the American way, based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street.

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Another Temporary Extension As House and Senate Confront Their Differences

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 22 No. 25 With Congress in session for only 11 days during the month of September, there is not enough time to act upon substantive transportation legislation which expires at the end of the month. Consequently, both the Senate and House transportation leaders have agreed to support a temporary extension of the […]

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