Post Tagged with: "infrastructure"

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 […]

The Portal Bridge, a key link on the Northeast rail corridor, and over 100 years old.

Trump Administration Sabotaging Vital Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus March 18, 2019—Recent announcements by the Trump Administration on critical infrastructure projects, amount to nothing less than sabotage. Without effective Congressional action to ensure Federal government funding of major capital investments in infrastructure like that now under threat, there is no hope for a sustainable economic recovery […]

by March 18, 2019 Commentary, News
Ways and Means Committee chairmen at the March 6 hearing on infrastructure.

Funding Infrastructure: The Principle of Federal Credit

By Nancy Spannaus March 9, 2019—The March 6 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure put the crucial problem which is blocking vitally-needed action on this topic, squarely on the table: the lack of understanding of the Hamiltonian principle of credit. From Representative Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the […]

by March 9, 2019 Infrastructure, News
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
Water fountains in Flint, Michigan schools.

Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink!

By Angela Vullo Feb. 7, 2019–How is it possible that, with 71% of the earth’s surface covered with water, we have a shortage of fresh drinking water on the planet?  Might one of the reasons be that, in addition to criminal underdevelopment of the developing nations, some U.S. water infrastructure […]

by February 7, 2019 Commentary, News
The 100-year old bridge over the Columbia River connecting Oregon and Washington state. (wikipedia)

Congress to Begin Debating Infrastructure

Feb. 2, 2019—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Or), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will convene his first hearing on the nation’s infrastructure needs on Thursday, Feb. 7. According to the announcement on the Committee’s site, the hearing is entitled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s […]

by February 2, 2019 Infrastructure, News Shorts
Rep. John Larson

Fix Social Security with Credit for Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 1, 2019—Rep. John Larson’s Jan. 30 announcement that he is reintroducing his Social Security 2100 Act is good news.  Larson (D-Conn) was joined by Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn) at his press conference, where he declared that he already has 200 sponsors for […]

by February 1, 2019 Commentary, News
National Infrastructure Bank vs PAYGO

National Infrastructure Bank vs PAYGO

By John Ascher   Jan. 6, 2018–A group of Progressive Democrats this past week challenged Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic establishment on one issue which counts: their decision to reassert the House version of PAYGO. (Pay-as-you-go.) They lost the challenge, but have raised an important debate. The Progressives were […]

by January 6, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Emergency measures during the Flint water crisis (dreamstime)

Infrastructure Emergency! Flint Water Crisis Flows into Newark and Detroit

By Angela Vullo Dec. 30, 2018–The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in their 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave the state of drinking water in the United States a D rating, detailing that 6 billion gallons of treated water is lost every day, and that more than $105 billion dollars […]

by December 31, 2018 Commentary, News
Congressional action is needed.

Frequently Asked Questions on the National Infrastructure Bank (NIB)

Answering questions about how a National Infrastructure Bank would function

by December 21, 2018 Infrastructure Bank