January 30, 2023

More Infrastructure Sabotage: Germany Hunts Culprits of Cut Cables That Brought Rail Network to Knees

Already exacerbated fears about infrastructure sabotage were dramatically underlined at the weekend when two apparently coordinated acts against the backbone system which controls train movements saw Germany’s railway network grind to a halt for several hours. Europe has been suffering such attacks, often attributed to actors of the ultra-left, for many years. Backhaul communications  cables

Dem Rep. Porter: Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Bill

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) discussed a meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had with her caucus earlier in the day and stated that Pelosi will hold the bipartisan infrastructure bill and not bring it up for a vote until the budget reconciliation vote is ready to be…

Thom Tillis: ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ Pelosi Holding Infrastructure Hostage

Sen. Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) office said Monday he is “profoundly disappointed” that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats are holding the infrastructure deal hostage. Tillis, one of the six additional Senate Republicans who backed a bipartisan deal on infrastructure, soured on President Joe Biden and Pelosi’s demand to pass an infrastructure bill alongside…

Republican Senators Threaten To Sink Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan After Biden’s Ultimatum

Republican senators are threatening to sink a recently negotiated bipartisan infrastructure compromise after President Joe Biden said that its adoption was conditioned on the passage of a complementary bill containing top Democratic priorities. Multiple senators who took part in bipartisan negotiations during the bill’s creation have already said that they may now withhold their support,…

Biden Walks Back Infrastructure Vow, Says ‘Veto Threat … Not My Intent’

President Joe Biden walked back his comments that seemingly linked the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure agreement to a Democratic plan for more antipoverty spending. NEWS: Biden clarifies language linking infrastructure deal to the reconciliation bill. Says in a statement his comments “created the impression that I was issuing a veto threat on the very plan…

Biden Rejects Infrastructure Offer From Senate Republicans

President Joe Biden has rejected an infrastructure offer from a group of Senate Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, the White House said Friday. Senate Republicans leading efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise on infrastructure legislation had proposed a $50 billion increase in spending compared to Republicans’ previous offer. In a…

Republicans Make $928 Billion Counteroffer on Infrastructure, Joe Biden’s Offer at $1.7 Trillion

Senate Republicans have offered a second infrastructure counter proposal of $928 billion over eight years on Thursday, as the Biden administration’s stands at $1.7 trillion. The new new offer includes: $506 billion for roads, bridges, and major projects $89 billion for rail $21 billion for safety $22 billion for waterways $56 billion for airports $22…

Infrastructure Talks Hit Snag After GOP Response To Biden’s Counteroffer

Negotiations between President Joe Biden’s administration and Senate Republicans over the president’s proposed infrastructure plan have hit a snag after the president failed to deliver many of the cuts Republicans had requested, according to Politico. Biden’s initial plan had a price tag of $2.25 trillion, however, Republicans offered a counterproposal totaling $568 billion. After weeks…

Senate Republicans Trash Joe Biden’s $1.7 Infrastructure Counter, ‘Further Apart After Two Meetings with White House Staff’

Senate Republicans trashed President Joe Biden’s $1.7 infrastructure counter proposal late Friday, saying they are “further apart after two meetings with White House staff” than following one meeting with the president. “Based on today’s meeting, the groups seem further apart after two meetings with White House staff than they were after one meeting with President…

CNBC’s Kernen to Buttigieg on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: ‘We Don’t Have the Money’

CNBC host Joe Kernen indicated that he was not impressed with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s sales job on the Biden administration’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal on Thursday’s broadcast of “Squawk Box.” Kernen said, “Mr. Secretary, so you’re the transportation secretary now, so we’re proposing a usage for the term infrastructure that Republicans would say includes…

Chris Wallace Fact-Checks Pete Buttigieg Over Infrastructure During Live Interview — Twice

“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace challenged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg directly over his claims about President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. Wallace asked Buttigieg about claims that the United States ranked 13th in infrastructure as well as claims that the proposed infrastructure plan would create some 19 million jobs. (RELATED: Biden Admin Massively Overstated How…

Buttigieg: ‘Eldercare’ Is Infrastructure that Makes Americans Thrive

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In” that President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package includes eldercare “because having that kind of infrastructure in place is part of what makes it possible for Americans to thrive.” Hayes said, “Senator Marcia Blackburn of Tennessee tweeted that Biden’s proposal is about anything but infrastructure. $400 billion…

Spending Free For All: Paid Family And Medical Leave Is Infrastructure According To House Democrats

Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden’s near $2 trillion infrastructure package as a way to revitalize the economy but the bill also includes paid family and medical leave. House Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal pledged in a letter to Democratic members of the committee that paid family and medical leave would be included in…

Gov. Tate Reeves Blasts Biden’s American Jobs Plan: ‘More Like The Green New Deal Than … An Infrastructure Plan’

Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves blasted President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan on Sunday, describing it as “more like the Green New Deal than … an infrastructure plan.” Reeves said the plan looked like a $2 trillion tax hike and predicted it would cause “significant challenges” for the economy while appearing on CNN’s “State of…

White House Wedges Pro-Union Provisions Into Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden tacked on measures to his infrastructure plan that make it easier for workers to organize and more difficult for them to avoid unionization. “[The plan will] create good-quality jobs … while ensuring workers have a free and fair choice to organize, join a union, and bargain collectively with their employers,” the White…

Ocasio-Cortez: We Need to Go Bigger on Infrastructure –

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan over eight years is not big or fast enough. Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think that the vision that President Biden and the administration has laid out, you’re right, has surprised a lot of us in a positive…

Israeli Defense Minister: ‘We Hit Nearly All The Iranian Infrastructure In Syria’

A day after President Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian Al-Quds forces based in Syria reportedly launched rockets at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. Israel responded with its most extensive military operation in years and what the IDF described as its largest strike against Iranian […]

Donald Trump Announces $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan.

President Donald Trump announced plans for a $1.7 trillion infrastructure investment plan on Wednesday. “We’re also working to rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure by stimulating a $1 trillion dollar investment, and that will actually probably end up being $1.7 trillion dollars,” he said. The president revealed the price-tag during a meeting with about a hundred mayors […]

CNBC Survey: Americans Overwhelmingly Approve of Trump Agenda on Infrastructure, Tax Cuts, Trade.

A new survey from CNBC shows that Americans are highly optimistic about the economy and strongly support for President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. The “CNBC All American Survey” recorded the highest level of economic optimism in its 10 year existence. Thirty-eight percent of the public say the economy is good or excellent, a four point […]

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