Tag - infrastructure

New York earmarks $100 M to repave roads impacted by extreme weather


Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $100 million in State funding to support the renewal of State roadways impacted by extreme weather. The funding supports repaving projects at 64 locations, totaling almost 520 lane miles of pavement, and complements the record level of investment in infrastructure across New York State. "We are making historic investments in transportation infrastructure...

Biden touts budget framework he thinks Dems can pass


Washington: President Biden on Thursday travelled to Capitol hill to convince House Democrats to back a $1.75 trillion framework of social and climate spending and end a weeks-long stalemate over the passage of a separate bipartisan infrastructure bill, reports NPR. Biden joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party members in a closed-door meeting where...

McConnell’s stop gap offer to Dems averts debt ceiling threat


Washington: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday that lawmakers have reached a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase after hours of discussion with GOP leader Mitch McConnell, CNBC reported. Schumer said from the Senate floor, “We have reached agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December, and it’s our hope that we can get this...

Shutdown averted, but Dem divisions imperil Biden’s domestic agenda


Washington: Democrats prepared to vote Thursday to avert a government shutdown, but they were desperately trying to save President Biden’s bold domestic agenda as holdout Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema dug in against an ambitious $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate bill that carries many of the progressives’ top priorities, reported The...

Senate passes $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill


Washington: The US Senate on Tuesday approved a long-awaited infrastructure bill after months of strenuous negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. In a rare stroke of bipartisanship, 19 Republicans joined Democrats to back the legislation. The final vote was 69-30, comfortably surpassing the 60-vote threshold required for most legislation in the 100-seat upper chamber. Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Bipartisan infrastructure bill passes first Senate vote


Washington: The Senate voted to move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations on Wednesday, clearing a key procedural hurdle on a bill that includes $550 billion in new spending for infrastructure projects around the country, reported CBS News. In the 67 to 32 vote, 17 Republicans including Senate Minority Leader Mitch...

Batting for bipartisanship, Biden bullish on infrastructure plan


Cincinnati, OH: With much of his voting rights agenda stalled in Congress, the coronavirus pandemic entering a dangerous, politicized new phase and the fate of a much-needed plan to address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure still in doubt, President Biden on Wednesday stood by his support of the Senate filibuster. “What I don’t want to do is...

Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal calls for surge in domestic spending, higher taxes

Post Date: June 4, 2021

Washington: President Joe Biden is proposing a $6 trillion budget next year that would greatly ramp up domestic spending and raise taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Presidential budgets are crafted chiefly to be messaging documents, outlining priorities and making recommendations that Congress may take into consideration when drafting appropriation bills. Biden's first full budget recommendation...

Republicans ready $1T infrastructure counteroffer to Biden

Post Date: May 27, 2021

Washington: Senate Republicans revived negotiations over President Joe Biden's sweeping investment plan, preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal that would be funded with COVID-19 relief money as a counteroffer to the White House ahead of a Memorial Day deadline toward a bipartisan deal. The Republicans said Tuesday they would disclose details of the new offer by...