Posts Tagged ‘Infrastructure’

Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend trying to reach a final agreement. One major roadblock is how much money […]

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group’s lead Republican negotiator said Sunday. As discussions continued through the weekend, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said both sides were “about 90% of the way there” on an […]

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout. The request comes as lawmakers are struggling to finish up negotiations over the package amid stubborn disagreements […]

In gift to rich tax cheats, Republicans strip IRS funds from bipartisan infrastructure bill

Under pressure from well-heeled conservative advocacy organizations and donors, Republican senators have removed funding for IRS enforcement from an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, threatening to tank a proposed crackdown on rich tax cheats. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), part of the 22-member bipartisan group that’s rushing to hash out the details of the infrastructure bill ahead of […]

Joni Ernst: Americans Want Infrastructure, Not ‘Extraneous Things Democrats’ Are Shoving Through

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) questioned Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) move to schedule an infrastructure vote this week despite the fact that lawmakers have not even seen the text of a bill. While Americans want to see issues related to infrastructures, such as roads and bridges, addressed, they are not interested in the hyperpartisan Democrat […]

Senate Democrats Announce $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation ‘Infrastructure’ Proposal

Senate Democrats announced Tuesday evening a $3.5 trillion reconciliation “infrastructure” proposal that otherwise would not make it into a bipartisan infrastructure deal. “We are very proud of this plan,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters. “We know we have a long road to go. We’re going to get this done for the sake of making average Americans’ […]

Black Power And Anti-Carceral State Infrastructure

Above Photo: Stephen Coles / Flickr In 1991, Black radical activist Safiya Bukhari spoke to an audience and reflected on her decision to join the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party (BPP). It wasn’t the black leather jackets, berets, dramatic displays of militancy, or even the Party’s high political theory that attracted Bukhari to the […]

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive wings on legislation to finance President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families. With virtually no votes to spare and saber rattling by both Democratic factions, leaders are finding […]

Manchin: ‘Shame on Us’ if Dems Walk Away from Infrastructure Deal and Make Perfect Enemy of the Good

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a reconciliation bill need to pass, but if Democrats walk away from the bipartisan deal “and let the perfect be the enemy of the good, shame on us.” Manchin stated, “Let me say this, if my Democrat […]

Manchin: ‘Shame on Us’ if Dems Walk Away from Infrastructure Deal and Make Perfect Enemy of the Good

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a reconciliation bill need to pass, but if Democrats walk away from the bipartisan deal “and let the perfect be the enemy of the good, shame on us.” Manchin stated, “Let me say this, if my Democrat […]

Yes, home care is infrastructure—don’t let them play word games with people’s lives

President Biden’s infrastructure plan includes $400 billion in home care spending. Forbes Magazine describes Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) as “a champion of the GOP’s semantic objections” to that proposal. She and her fellow Republicans claim that home health care doesn’t fall under the definition of infrastructure the same way rails and highways do, and therefore […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene: Biden’s ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Will ‘Enslave Us’ to Communist China

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has warned that Biden’s infrastructure bill is doomed to be a “catastrophe for our country” and a gift to Communist China. In an interview with Real America’s Voice host Jenna Ellis, Greene said that it “basically passes the Green New Deal” because a staggering 50% of the spending are planks of […]

Opinion | Republicans Shouldn’t Sign on to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The conventional wisdom is that the Senate has to prove that it can work, and the test of its functioning is how much of Biden’s spending Republicans endorse. This is a distorted view of the Senate’s role, which shouldn’t be to get on board a historic spending spree for which Biden won no mandate and […]

Dem Rep. Porter: Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Bill

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) discussed a meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had with her caucus earlier in the day and stated that Pelosi will hold the bipartisan infrastructure bill and not bring it up for a vote until the budget reconciliation vote is ready to be […]

Bipartisan Senators Reach Deal on Infrastructure ‘Framework,’ to Meet Biden

A bipartisan senators’ group working on a major infrastructure package said Wednesday it had crafted a “framework” for a deal, and that members plan to meet President Joe Biden on Thursday for further discussion. Emerging from a meeting with top White House officials, lawmakers said talks had been productive but cautioned that unresolved issues remained. […]

Senators to pitch bipartisan infrastructure plan to Biden

A bipartisan gang of senators is seeking President Joe Biden’s support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority. Biden has invited members of the group of 21 senators, Republicans and Democrats to the White House on Thursday. The pared-down plan, with $559 […]

Bipartisan senators reach tentative plan on infrastructure

A bipartisan group of senators reached a tentative framework on an infrastructure deal Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private talks. Biden has invited members from the group of […]

Bipartisan Senators, Joe Biden Strike Infrastructure Deal

A group of Republican and Democrat lawmakers announced Wednesday that they had struck a deal with President Joe Biden on a potential infrastructure package. The senators will meet with Biden Thursday, although they said that his advisers confirmed that they had signed off on the compromise. The plan would reportedly include $579 billion in new […]

Biden Objects to Raising Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON—The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying to craft. The gas tax increase was part of an early package that called for […]

Bipartisan Senators Strike Tentative Infrastructure Deal

Ten Senate Republicans and Democrats struck a deal Thursday in what they believe is a “realistic” compromise on an infrastructure framework. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) said in […]

Manchin: ‘I Don’t Think You Should’ Pass Infrastructure with Just Democrats, ‘We Need to Be Bipartisan’

During a portion of an interview with NBC on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that he doesn’t think infrastructure should be passed with solely Democratic support and that “we need to be bipartisan. … I’ve never seen a pothole that had a Republican or Democrat name on it.” NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent Garrett Haake […]

Biden’s Disastrous ‘Infrastructure’ Bill

The Biden Administration has proposed what it calls a $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” legislation which it calls the “American Jobs Plan.” Far from addressing the huge deficit in America’s highway, bridges, railway, electric grid, water supply and such economically vital infrastructure that would address critical problems in the functioning of the economy, the Biden planners have […]

IMIDRO allocates over $238m to developing mining infrastructure

IMIDRO allocates over $238m to developing mining infrastructure – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) is going to spend 10 trillion rials (about $238.1 million) for developing mining infrastructure across the country in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), an official with the organization said. […]

Biden Will ‘Change Course’ If Bipartisan Talks on Infrastructure Bill Stall: White House Adviser

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said Sunday that President Joe Biden intends to “change course” if the current approach of bipartisan talks with Republicans on achieving an infrastructure package stall. Richmond’s comments come as Biden and his administration are endeavoring to convince Republicans to accept their scope of what an infrastructure package should entail […]

Israel Destroys Over 60 Miles of Hamas Underground Tunnel Infrastructure in Gaza

Aerial photograph depicting what the Israeli army called a Hamas tunnel opening concealed underneath a beachfront hotel in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo: IDF The Israeli army said it has destroyed more than 100 kilometers, or over 60 miles, of an underground tunnel system in the Gaza Strip during the past ten days of fighting […]

Day 8 of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Non-Stop Bombing and Systematic Infrastructure Destruction

Source Ref: 64/2021 Date: 17 May 2021 Time: 15:00 GMT 23 Palestinians Killed, Including 3 Women and 7 Children, and 53 Others Wounded, Including 8 Women and 18 Children, Death Toll Mounts to 204, Including 59 Children and 34 Women, and Total Number of Injuries Rises to 836, Including 251 Children and 184 Women For […]

Pipeline Panic Is Preview of Cyber Takedown of U.S. Infrastructure-Systematic Dismantling of U.S.

Pipeline panic is preview of cyber takedown of U.S. infrastructureIt now seems obvious that the Colonial Pipeline “cyber attack” was a deep state operation to further disrupt America’s economy and accelerate the engineered collapse. America is under full-blown attack from multiple vectors: Economic, biological weapons (vaccines), political (rigged elections), terraforming / geoengineering, food scarcity, and […]

IRS to the rescue? Tax audits eyed for infrastructure cash

Republicans say they won’t raise taxes on corporations. Democrats say they won’t raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year. So who is going to pay for the big public works boost that lawmakers and President Joe Biden say is necessary for the country? Enter the IRS Biden is proposing that Congress build […]

Tell Congress to pass a bold plan within the infrastructure bill that supports electric vehicles

While transportation continues to be a top contributor to climate change, we need Congress to pass an infrastructure bill that requires automakers to manufacture electric cars, trucks and buses. The United States needs pollution-free vehicles to protect public health, while combating climate change. In President Biden’s current infrastructure plan, $174 billion is allocated to electrify […]

Host Laughs as Pete Buttigieg Predicts 30 Senate Republicans May Vote for ‘Infrastructure’ Plan

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was met with a laugh when he predicted as many as 30 Republican senators may vote for the “infrastructure” plan. Appearing on the New York Times “Sway” podcast Monday, Buttigieg was asked about the prospect of a bipartisan deal. The secretary claimed 70 percent of Americans support the $2.5 trillion spending […]

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