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‘Infrastructure week’ an opportunity for progress

June 5, 2017By

The White House kicks off a series of week-long events focused on revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Could this week’s focus be a true step toward the achievement of an effective, long-term highway bill?

House crafts $85B infrastructure spending bill

May 22, 2017By

House Democrats drafted the LIFT America Act, an $85 billion infrastructure bill.

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Senate drafts bill to spur infrastructure growth

May 18, 2017By

The legislation would leverage private-sector dollars through a new investment bank to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.

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Report: Trump may explore a gas tax increase

May 2, 2017By

President Donald Trump indicated that he is open to increasing the federal gas tax to support U.S. infrastructure development.

Cabinet update: EPA head confirmed, DOL nominee withdraws

February 21, 2017By

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, was confirmed as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator.

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Executive orders, Cabinet leaders to shape industry

January 31, 2017By

Donald Trump is off and running in the first week and a half of his presidency, issuing a couple of executive orders that are expected to impact the industries PP&E covers.

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New EPA head tapped by Trump

December 9, 2016By

President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma, to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump adds EPA head, labor secretary

December 9, 2016By

Donald Trump plans to appoint Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor.