Infrastructure Discussion Inches Forward 

Infrastructure Discussion Inches Forward 

What happened: President Joe Biden responded to criticism of his American Jobs Plan (AJP) this week by saying, “Compromise is inevitable. Changes are certain.” His preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022 released April 9 did not include new details on the AJP...
Infrastructure Discussion Inches Forward 

Capitol Hill Reacts to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA What happened: The American Jobs Plan, outlined by ARTBA staff, was released March 31 by the White House and unsurprisingly drew mixed reactions from congressional leaders. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
White House Proposes 8-Year, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

White House Proposes 8-Year, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA What’s happening: President Joe Biden today is proposing $387 billion for transportation infrastructure improvements during an event in Pittsburgh. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is billed as a way...
Buttigieg and House Committee Talk Transportation

Buttigieg and House Committee Talk Transportation

What happened: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg March 26 reinforced the Biden administration’s commitment to modernizing the nation’s infrastructure and emphasized the need for bipartisan solutions. Nearly all 67 members of the House Transportation &...
Congress Moves to Restore Project Earmarks

Congress Moves to Restore Project Earmarks

What happened: House Republicans voted to remove their party’s 10-year-old ban on earmarks, in which Congress designates specific funds for specific projects. House Democrats have also endorsed the return of earmarks and released stringent requirements such as proving...