Infrastructure

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    Democrats on Capitol Hill Face Internal Battle Over Spending

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner predicts a tough September for congressional Democrats. House and Senate Democrats will have to resolve a bitter internal battle over spending in order to pass the two-part social welfare and infrastructure spending measure that lawmakers hope will become the party’s signature achievement…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
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    $1.1 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Bill Tees Up $3.5 Trillion Spending Spree

    The infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684), passed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support on August 10, expands government power, puts America into more debt and sets the stage for a dangerous $3.5 trillion spending spree.  The $3.5 trillion plan passed the Senate the next day, on August 11, though this time on…
    Paige Terryberry, August 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about manufacturers and activists speaking against a proposed N.C. energy bill. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights N.C. lawmakers’ plans to increase capital spending. John Trump’s CJ Opinion predicts that hubris will lead to a backlash for the woke.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Features Racial ‘Equity’ Agenda

    Dan Lennington writes at National Review Online about one disturbing element of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. Democrats in Congress and the Biden administration have embarked together on an ambitious racial-equity agenda. With a goal of eliminating racial disparities — real or perceived, past or present — the equity…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021
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    Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Does Little for Bridges

    Dominic Pino writes at National Review Online about President Biden’s questionable approach to infrastructure. “President Biden’s infrastructure deal will rebuild thousands of bridges,” says the official White House Twitter account. Almost one month after the bipartisan infrastructure deal was announced, we still only have the same fact-free fact…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2021
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    Inflation, Infrastructure, and a GOP Challenge

    Christian Datoc of the Washington Examiner reports on the political debate surrounding a proposed federal infrastructure package. The bipartisan infrastructure framework negotiations have seemingly driven an inflation-shaped wedge between centrist Republican senators and other party members. Of the 11 Republican senators who endorsed the so-called bipartisan proposal, just…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina’s work to boost broadband access. The CJ Opinion highlights a state health care policy that promotes bullying and scare tactics from competing health care providers.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2021
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    Biden Mouthpiece Considers $1.6 Trillion in Taxpayer Money ‘Minimal’

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online takes issue with the latest pronouncement from President Biden’s top spokeswoman. [E]asily overlooked in [Monday’s] White House press briefing: Q: Is the White House open to using those leftover funds to fund the ultimate [infrastructure] bill? MS. PSAKI: Well, one, there’s minimal,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2021