Posts Tagged ‘Infrastructure’

25% of all critical infrastructure in the U.S. is at risk of failure due to flooding, says report

Much of infrastructure in the U.S. is already at risk of being shut down by flooding, and as the global warming continues, the threat is expected to grow. a new report finds One-in-four pieces of all critical infrastructures in the U.S. including police and fire stations, hospitals, airports and wastewater treatment facilities face substantial risk […]

Biden Follows Congresswomen Into Bathroom To Negotiate Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With his “Build Back Better” agenda in jeopardy, President Biden has begun following various congresswomen into the restroom to negotiate the bill. “This is all just part of the process folks, it happens to everybody,” he said as he followed Senator Lisa Murkowski into the restroom with a cell phone camera. “This is how we […]

Democrat Disarray: Democrat Senators Warn of ‘Bipartisan’ Infrastructure Bill Not Passing the House

The Hill reported that two Democrat senators familiar with the bipartisan infrastructure bill voting talks in the House are expecting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to cancel Thursday’s scheduled vote due to not having enough votes. The report noted that two senators, who are remaining anonymous, claim they are in contact with Democrat members in the House who believe […]

Infrastructure wars: The politicization of the mind

To our great misfortune, if not ultimate demise, there is no aspect of our existence that is not politicized. The bitter debates over Infrastructure are a glaring example. It is both a pressing problem and a metaphor for what ails us in general. Four very different perspectives are constantly battling for supremacy. The situation is […]

Report: Joe Manchin Pushes for ‘Strategic Pause’ for $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Until Next Year

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that President Joe Biden and the Democrat-led Congress should take a “strategic pause” from the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, according to Axios. Manchin reportedly told workers at a Procter & Gamble facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that he wanted to pause all negotiations on the $3.5 trillion bill until […]

Extreme weather devastating US raises calls to pass Biden’s infrastructure bill

GMT240_16_53_Megan McArthur_1026_Hurricane Ida wide angle This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. On August 30, 2021, President Joe Biden committed the federal government to help Louisiana and Mississippi recover from Hurricane Ida’s devastation for “as long as it takes for you to recover.” With several […]

Why America needs union workers to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure

New ornate streetlights add charm and ambience to Knoxville, Tennessee, even as they help the city dramatically slash energy consumption and save millions of taxpayer dollars each year. These high-tech lights last for years, require almost zero maintenance and provide better illumination than the old models, leading one grateful official to say they “raised the […]

‘Improving infrastructure, prerequisite for boosting trade with neighbors’

‘Improving infrastructure, prerequisite for boosting trade with neighbors’ – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Head of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce has said improving the country’s infrastructure is a prerequisite for developing trade relations with the neighboring countries, IRNA reported. Hadi Tizhoush Taban noted that trade with neighboring countries shortens the distance for transporting goods and reduces […]

With Infrastructure Bill Passed, Congress Gets To Work On Legislation To Fix Roads And Bridges

With Infrastructure Bill Passed, Congress Gets To Work On Legislation To Fix Roads And Bridges WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a grueling five-month fight to pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, members of Congress say they are eager to get started on new legislation to fix the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges.  “The fight over the infrastructure bill […]

How a national infrastructure program would protect Americans from hurricanes

After Hurricane Harvey swamped Texas, Chad Sullivan spent five straight days rescuing flood victims from their attics and rooftops and rushing sick, elderly residents, some long overdue for dialysis, to an overwhelmed hospital. The volunteer firefighter still chokes up at the memory of navigating a personnel carrier through streets that Harvey turned into a debris-filled […]

The Anti-White Infrastructure Bill

Commentary The infrastructure bill the Senate passed on Tuesday discriminates against whites at every turn. Americans are enthusiastic about spending money on infrastructure—bridges, roads, broadband and green technologies. But this racist bill locates and hands out jobs and contracts projects based on race, not merit. Minority businesses and neighborhoods hold the inside track. If you’re […]

Mitch McConnell Praises Joe Biden for Successful Infrastructure Deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell praised President Joe Biden on Wednesday for working with Republicans to pass an infrastructure bill. “I think the president deserves a lot of credit for getting the Democrats open to reaching a bipartisan agreement on this bill,” McConnell said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The president reciprocated […]

Pollak: After ‘Infrastructure’ Hoax, It’s Time for Mitch McConnell to Go

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell no longer leads his party, and proved Tuesday that he is incapable of leading the opposition to Democrats’ radical agenda for the country. He voted for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure “deal,” providing one of 19 Republican votes that allowed President Joe Biden’s radical proposals to pass the Senate after clearing […]

Senate approves bipartisan $1T infrastructure plan in win for Biden

The Senate on Tuesday passed a major $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill in a significant show of bipartisan force that marked a big step forward for President Biden‘s domestic agenda.  The vote was 69-30, with 19 Republicans – including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – joining all Democrats to approve major investments to the nation’s roads, bridges, railways […]

Biden: Cuomo’s ‘done a hell of a job’ — on infrastructure

Biden said that women should be believed when they make accusations about sexual harassment and sought to emphasize that he was responding to a question about Cuomo’s job on infrastructure. Collins interjected to say Biden was asked more broadly about Cuomo’s work as governor. The muddied back and forth continued on as Biden criticized the […]

Senate slog to pass infrastructure bill goes on over weekend

Senators will resume a weekend session toward passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after running into opposition from a few Republicans who want to drag out final votes on one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. The measure would provide what Biden has called a “historic investment” in public works programs, from roads […]

So-Called Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Stalls as Sen. Bill Hagerty Leads Opposition

The so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill has stalled Saturday as Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) leads the Republican opposition. “I wasn’t elected by the people of Tennessee to be the most popular person in the Senate. I was elected to stand up for their interests,” Hagerty told the Washington Times’ Haris Alic. “I can’t in good conscience […]

Infrastructure bill clears Senate in bipartisan vote but final passage remains uncertain

President Joe Biden’s $1trillion infrastructure package came one step closer to passing on Saturday after the Senate voted 67-27 in its favour. Republicans joined Democrats to overcome the 60 vote threshold needed to advance the measure toward final votes and, if approved, the bill would go to the House. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act […]

Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after years of talk. Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine, said Tuesday that […]

‘This looks like the Exxon infrastructure bill’: Bipartisan deal omits key climate protections

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (5th L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) listen during a news conference on a bipartisan […]

The Cryptocurrency Surveillance Provision Buried in the Infrastructure Bill is a Disaster for Digital Privacy

The forthcoming Senate draft of Biden’s infrastructure bill—a 2,000+ page bill designed to update the United States’ roads, highways, and digital infrastructure—contains a poorly crafted provision that could create new surveillance requirements for many within the blockchain ecosystem. This could include developers and others who do not control digital assets on behalf of users. While the language […]

It’s in – and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocked in at some 2,700 pages, and senators could begin amending […]

Bipartisan ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Allows Feds to Bypass ‘Buy American’ Rules, Outsource U.S. Manufacturing

An infrastructure package, crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans and first obtained by Breitbart News, would allow federal bureaucrats to bypass “Buy American” requirements for projects funded by the legislation. The bill requires, no later than 180 days after its enactment, the heads of federal agencies to ensure that “none of the funds […]

‘Infrastructure’ Bill Caters to ‘Climate Change’ with State-Mandated Carbon Reduction Programs

Obscured in more than 2,700 pages of the U.S. Senate’s so-called bipartisan “infrastructure” bill is a plan for state-mandated carbon reduction programs. The text, which Breitbart News exclusively obtained from U.S. Senate sources not authorized to leak it, details how the federal government would mandate states to craft “Green New Deal”-style programs in partnership with local metropolitan […]

Senators Finally Introduce ‘Infrastructure’ Bill After Unauthorized Leak to Breitbart News

Senate Republicans and Democrats unveiled their 2,702-page bipartisan “infrastructure” bill Sunday night after Breitbart News exclusively obtained the legislation. Breitbart News exclusively obtained the mammoth $1.2 billion infrastructure bill, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. After Breitbart News obtained the legislation, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) released the text […]

Infrastructure Bill Contains Billions for Border Crossings; $0 for Border Wall

The new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill contains billions of dollars to upgrade border crossings — but no money at all for the southern border wall, which President Joe Biden abandoned, despite an ongoing surge of illegal migration. The massive, 2,700-page draft bill was obtained by Breitbart News and published exclusively on Sunday evening. The proposed deal […]

Infrastructure Bill Will ‘Study’ Job Losses from Canceling Keystone XL, Without Restoring It

The new $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure bill contains a provision to create a “study and report” on the effects of President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office — but does not restore it. The 2,700-page draft text of the bill was obtained exclusively by Breitbart News […]

Exclusive: Bipartisan So-Called ‘Infrastructure’ Bill 2,700 Pages Long

If the United States Senate votes this week on the bipartisan so-called “infrastructure” bill, it would be humanly impossible for any U.S. senator to read it before voting on it. The text of a draft of the bill, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News from U.S. Senate sources not authorized to leak it, shows the plan […]

Pollak: When Trump Wanted Infrastructure, Democrats — and Establishment Republicans — Blocked Him

President Donald Trump came into office and shocked Democrats with a promise to pass an infrastructure bill. They did not know quite how to react, especially after Trump began courting the unions that would benefit from the jobs he wanted to create. Then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cautiously welcomed the idea; California’s then-Gov. Jerry […]

Senate work on infrastructure plan slides into Saturday

Senators are returning to the Capitol for a rare Saturday session as they try to make further progress on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan. A bipartisan group of senators helped it clear one more hurdle Friday and braced to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to […]

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