It is imperative that space be deemed a strategic component of critical national infrastructure.
In early March, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure a C-minus grade as they called for trillions of dollars in infrastructure investment.
The West Virginia senator wants a "human" infrastructure bill separate from a "traditional" one.
On Thursday, Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation in both chambers that would expand the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13.
It is time the U.S.' fixation on defense spending comes to an end.
The American Jobs Plan introduced by President Joe Biden and Secretary Pete Buttigieg is a significant step towards building a public transit system for the 21st century.
"This pandemic billionaire wealth surge is a grotesque milestone after three decades of wealth steadily flowing to the top," said Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Some Republicans have criticized the proposal for spending too much on items that they say do not count as infrastructure.
Biden's American Jobs Plan includes a much-needed expansion of access to home and community-based services though Medicaid, currently riddled by long wait lists.
With the jobs and infrastructure plan, Congress has the opportunity to join the White House, pioneering care workers and their supporters around the country and invest in care. They shouldn't pass it up.
Infrastructure has, for too long, been inherently structurally racist. That era needs to end now. It's time to build a renewed 21st Century America—one that is equitable for all.
By paying states more to cover able-bodied adults than to reduce their waiting lists, Obamacare effectively discriminated against some of the most vulnerable in our society: individuals with disabilities.
Nearly 60 percent of GOP voters said they back parts of the proposal, which the White House has described as "care infrastructure."
President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan and its earmarks are raising some eyebrows, and a central question: What is infrastructure?
The GOP lawmakers' proposal would be about half the size of what President Joe Biden has put forward.
Manchin's proposed change would have a huge impact on how the Biden infrastructure plan is paid for, while largely preserving a tax policy that delivers a windfall to a tiny handful of executives at major corporations.
"It's core to our competitiveness," Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo told reporters.
The president wants to raise the top corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent in order to cover the cost of a $2 trillion infrastructure package.
Should a large-scale infrastructure program be passed, it would go a long way towards helping angry and alienated Americans left behind in communities like many in my home state of Michigan.
As we Build Back Better after the COVID-19 pandemic and President Biden pushes forward with his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, we must recognize the importance of supporting strategic domestic industries that have an important role in protecting U.S. national and economic security.
Biden is excited about rebuilding America's "infrastructure," a word he uses constantly although it could be the dullest term in all of public policy.
The transportation secretary defended the proposal, describing it as the "biggest investment in American job creation" introduced since World War II, during an appearance on ABC News' 'This Week.'
Biden's so-called "big and bold" infrastructure plan has been widely derided by Blunt and other Washington Republicans who said it's bloated in the same way the COVID-19 relief package was.
The proposal would spend $115 billion over eight years to modernize 20,000 miles of roadways and 10,000 bridges in need of repair.
The president's $2 trillion infrastructure bill proposes $80 billion in funding to improve national railroad services. An Amtrak spokesperson told Newsweek that the company would be willing to expand rail lines into South Dakota if the state expressed interest.
President Joe Biden recently unveiled his infrastructure plan, which is estimated to cost between $2.2 and $2.7 trillion.
Progressive lawmakers have proposed pushing through a $10 trillion infrastructure package instead.
The American Jobs Plan will invest about $2 trillion in infrastructure and jobs over the next eight years.