Why Do We Need Infrastructure Week?

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Why Do We Need Infrastructure Week?

As we approach Infrastructure Week (May 15 through 19) – a week of education and advocacy designed to draw attention to the importance of infrastructure to our nation’s economy, jobs, and communities – we should stop for a moment and ask why? Why must we have an Infrastructure Week? Shouldn’t the wealthiest nation on the…

MPO Coordination Rule Repeal Signed by President

The president has signed S.496. With that, the MPO Coordination Rule is no longer in force. This victory, which was striking in its bipartisan nature, is a victory for common sense and a testament to the hard work of a great many of you. The speed and thoroughness of this success was resounding. Now, we…

At Long Last… A FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

As if by magic, the House and Senate, early in the morning on Monday, May 1, came to an agreement on a $1.1 billion fiscal year (FY) omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the government through September 30, 2017. (NOTE: Specific funding amounts are included at the bottom of this blog.) The bill is expected…

Hopes Fading for Using Tax Reform on Infrastructure?

The administration released a one-page tax reform proposal yesterday that does not specify money for infrastructure. The plan includes repatriation of overseas earnings, but does not state how the revenue will be used. This raises concerns that the revenue will be used to offset rate changes and other provisions, and not as a source for…

President’s Tax Plan Leaves Out Infrastructure

As you have no doubt heard by now, the Trump administration yesterday released a tax reform “plan” that filled just one side of a single sheet of paper. Which is to say, the plan is light on details. The “goals for tax reform” are outlined: “Grow the economy and create millions of jobs Simplify our…

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