Infrastructure Bank

Angela Vullo, Stuart Rosenblatt, and Ralph Stresa testify at the Akron City Council.

Akron City Council Passes Bank Resolution

June 18, 2019—At a meeting last night, the Akron City Council passed a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to enact legislation establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. The passage had been preceded by extensive discussion. On June 13, sponsors of legislation to create a National Infrastructure Bank testified at City […]

Charleston harbor, one of the few projects funded to completion in the 2020 budget.

A Baby Step on Infrastructure Funding

By Nancy Spannaus May 15, 2019—On May 8, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, under Chairman Peter DeFazio, took a baby step toward increasing Federal spending on vital national infrastructure. It passed out of Committee HR 2440, a bill which would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to utilize the […]

by May 15, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Electrical engineers at a construction site. They will be in high-demand when we launch a National Infrastructure Bank. (dreamstime)

Where’s the Money? In a National Infrastructure Bank!

By Nancy Spannaus May 13, 20190—Where can we get the money for the trillions of dollars of infrastructure spending the United States needs?  The answer is: in a Hamiltonian National Infrastructure Bank. A coalition of hundreds of organizations assembled in #BuildforTomorrow kicked off the seventh National Infrastructure Week today. Dozens […]

by May 13, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Members of the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank in D.C. Forczek is the second from the left.

NJ Magazine Features Call for Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus May 6, 2019—NJ Municipalities, the magazine of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, has recently published a call for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) under the headline: “National Infrastructure Bank: A Hamiltonian Solution to the National Infrastructure Crisis.” It was written by retired transportation executive Stanley Forczek, who […]

by May 6, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Hamilton statue outside the U.S. Treasury building

Hamiltonian Banking: The Key to Infrastructure Funding

By Nancy Spannaus May 2, 2019—If Congress and the President are serious about funding a long overdue national infrastructure program, Hamiltonian banking must be the subject of their discussions over the coming weeks. A model proposal for a Hamiltonian National Infrastructure Bank has been proposed by this blog for nearly […]

Illinois infrastructure needs as determined by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Illinois Assembly Passes Infrastructure Bank Resolution

April 8, 2019—On April 2, the General Assembly of the state of Illinois passed HR0014, a resolution memorializing Congress to establish a New National Infrastructure Bank. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-31) in late December.  It passed the Financial Institutions Committee on March 19. The resolution now […]

Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) addresses Congress.

A Response to Rep. DeFazio on Infrastructure Banks

By Alphecca Muttardy, macro-economist March 31, 2019–In his written and spoken testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on March 6, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, correctly described what would happen to our economy if our nation’s critical infrastructure needs are not addressed. Citing the […]

American Recovery Resolution Introduced in North Carolina

American Recovery Resolution Introduced in North Carolina

March 7, 2019—Rep. Shelly Willingham (D-Martin) introduced a “joint resolution urging Congress to enact without delay an “American Economic Recovery Program” into the North Carolina State Legislature on Feb. 17. House Joint Resolution 190 has five cosponsors and has been referred to the Banking Committee as the first step. The […]

The fragility of the transit system in the New York-New Jersey area was dramatized when a beam penetrated the roof of  a New Jersey Transit train Sept. 7.

New NAM Report: Action on Infrastructure Now!

By Nancy Spannaus March 1, 2019—The latest report on the U.S. infrastructure disaster by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is a straightforward call for Congress and the President to act now. The “Build to Win” document begins by stating that “in an alarming state of disrepair and in urgent […]

by March 1, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
The first Bank of the United States (Nancy Spannaus)

The Constitutionality of the National Bank

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 27, 2019—February 25 was the anniversary of a momentous event in American history—George Washington’s signing of the bill establishing the Bank of the United States.  This action was crucial to establishing a government-backed source of national credit and a uniform currency in the United States, and […]

by February 27, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank