We find purpose and meaning by caring for people and places. For all our residents to flourish, we of course need our neighborhoods to be efficient, clean and materially prosperous.
Representative Peter DeFazio said his infrastructure legislation is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to move our transportation planning out of the 1950s and toward our clean energy future."
The White House has been holding talks on an infrastructure proposal with Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito.
The Republican said Biden "has expressed to me and our group numerous times his desire to work with us."
"It's a serious effort to try to reach a bipartisan agreement," West Virginia Senator and lead GOP negotiator Shelley Moore Capito said.
"[Republicans] say that they're gonna negotiate in good faith, they get Democrats to give them concessions and then they come out and they vote against it," Zac Petkanas, senior advisor at Invest in America Action, told Newsweek.
GOP senators are preparing a $1 trillion offer to counter President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan proposal, which currently sits at $1.7 trillion. The Republican alternative will use $700 billion of untouched COVID funds.
The construction of Little Island is merely a product of what economist Thorstein Veblen called "conspicuous consumption." Little Island was simply a display of wealth, not an act of philanthropy.
Here's what the American Jobs Plan would mean across the country: 20,000 miles of highways and roads will be updated, failing bridges will be repaired or replaced and long-overdue upgrades to ports, airports and transit systems will finally happen.
By setting the aspirations high in the American Jobs Plan's requirements, we can drive better projects from inception, while saving money on the federal, local and community scales for generations to come.
Republicans have proposed paying for Biden's infrastructure bill through higher gas taxes and user fees.
The barges were idle for three days while officials determined whether or not a crack discovered on the Interstate 40 bridge that connects Tennessee and Arkansas was safe to pass under.
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.