Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in fixing America’s Infrastructure

The current, crumbling state of American infrastructure creates an opportunity for improvement across the country, and not just for our roads and bridges.  The opportunity to boost America’s infrastructure also presents a chance to invigorate a depleted workforce through education and skills training.  As Tamar Jacoby writes for the Los Angeles Times, “this could be…

Governor Sununu emphasizes need for expedited permitting process

Following last week’s White House infrastructure summit, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu met with President Trump and cabinet officials to further discuss the President’s infrastructure initiative. Governor Sununu commented that he felt convinced the President’s plan would find support on Capitol Hill given the strong bipartisan nature and vital need for improving our country’s infrastructure…

Trump Administration starts national dialogue on infrastructure

President Trump welcomed officials from across the nation at the White House last Thursday, June 8th to discuss the need to begin a national dialogue on repairing the state of America’s decaying infrastructure. The President discussed the punishingly burdensome regulations that prevent projects from receiving permits required to begin construction. He also reiterated his goal to…

Outcome-based regulations promote prosperity and growth

Senseless regulations have long restricted the growth of American businesses, and experts have estimated these regulations cost the American tax payer up to $2 trillion each year.  Despite media focus on other issues, the Trump Administration has made great progress in removing these suffocating regulations. Federal agencies often produce mandates without data to support their…

New Goethals Bridge in New Jersey shows success of public-private partnerships

The highly anticipated new Goethals bridge is set to open in stages this weekend, replacing the old bridge, which first opened in 1928 and connected New Jersey and Staten Island for nearly a century. “This is the first major, new bridge erected in New Jersey in decades and it was long overdue, as anyone who navigated the old…

President Trump speaks in Cincinnati, shows he’s ready to Grow America’s Infrastructure Now

President Trump speaks in Cincinnati, shows he’s ready to Grow America’s Infrastructure Now

President Trump was in Cincinnati this week where he highlighted the state of our nation’s infrastructure and his plan to devote $1 trillion toward infrastructure revitalization. The President called for bipartisan support, urging both sides of the aisle to assist in what he called “the great rebuilding of America.” Investment in infrastructure development is an issue…

Pres. Trump’s FERC Nominees Set for Senate Hearing Thursday

Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hear Thursday from President Donald Trump’s picks to fill two of three vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC), the federal agency tasked with overseeing the nation’s power grid and interstate natural gas pipeline network. Earlier this month, President Trump nominated Neil Chatterjee, an…

Over $300 Billion Sitting Idle As Private Equity Firms Search for Projects

There is more than $300 billion currently sitting idle as private equity firms search for projects to invest in, according to fund mangers who spoke at forum held by the Atlantic Council last week on the future of infrastructure in the U.S. Robert Amodeo, head of the municipal investing team at Western Asset Management and…

Interior Nominee: U.S. “Suffering From Paralysis of Analysis”

Interior Nominee: U.S. “Suffering From Paralysis of Analysis”

President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy secretary of the Interior Department, David Bernhardt, told lawmakers Thursday that the process for evaluating energy infrastructure projects needs to be streamlined. “If there’s a bad project, we should say it’s a bad project and move on,” said Bernhardt during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural…

Coalition Calls on Congress to Streamline Permitting for Infrastructure Projects

A diverse coalition representing energy, manufacturing, construction, and environmental workers is calling on Congressional leaders to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure and make transmission projects a component of any new infrastructure legislation. In a March 14 letter, the 46-member coalition called the nation’s electrical grid “one of the most critical national infrastructure priorities”…

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