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Update: Hopes for a Compromise on the Highway Bill Are Fading

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23 No. 20 A recent story in the Wall Street Journal shed some light on why  discussions on the 15-month bill (July 2012 -through September 2013) have ground to a halt and why the prospect of reaching agreement on the  bill by June 30 — or  during the remainder of the current congressional […]

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Hopes for a Compromise on the Highway Bill Are Fading

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 20 A story in the June 14 edition of the Wall Street Journal explains why  discussions on the highway bill have ground to a near-halt and why the prospect of reaching agreement on the 15-month bill by June 30 — or indeed during the remainder of the current congressional session —appears […]

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Taking a Critical Look at the Senate Highway Bill

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 18Over the last several weeks, members of the House conference committee and their staffs have been poring over  the 1,600-page Senate bill (MAP-21), trying to fathom its complex and sometimes obscure finance and revenue provisions. Lately, a detailed analysis by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation  has made the […]

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Testimony of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, Before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

here are 13.9 million unemployed workers in the U.S. and millions more who are underemployed or stuck in part-time jobs. Our building and construction trades workers have been particularly hard hit, with a national unemployment level at 22.5% and even higher in some crafts and areas of the country. Our construction union halls that once teemed with workers receiving training or heading to construction sites are now full of folks simply waiting for jobs.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Polly Trottenberg is currently the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She was previously the Executive Director of Building America’s Future, a new non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about a new era of U.S. investment in infrastructure that enhances our nation’s prosperity and quality of life.

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US Senate Action Fuels Infra Expenditures

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

“With $15 billion of investments, it unleashes tens of billions of dollars more in infrastructure – to build the infrastructure for the future in terms of how it unleashes funds from the highway trust fund.”
-Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Speaker

“One proven way to create good jobs in America is to build and maintain transportation infrastructure. By also authorizing the Highway Trust Fund through the end of 2010, this bill guarantees that states will be able to continue doing just that.”
-Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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