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Still waiting, Senate grinds away on $1T infrastructure bill

The vote on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package could be held “in a matter of days,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. But first, senators still need to finish writing the vast legislation. Schumer opened the rare Sunday session by saying that the text of the bill would be released “imminently.” To be

Infrastructure

Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

Photo: Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters  Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several

Politics

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Photo: Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, accompanied by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, walk for a closed door talks about infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should

National

As urban life resumes, can US cities avert gridlock?

It’s back: Rush-hour traffic in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images  John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Traffic is so ubiquitous in U.S. cities that until recently, imagining urban life without it meant looking to other nations for examples. Then, in 2020, COVID-19 closures

National

Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to ‘win the future’

President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan Wednesday to reengineer the nation’s infrastructure in what he billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” that would undo his predecessor’s signature legislative achievement — giant tax cuts for corporations — in the process. Speaking at a carpenters union training center in Pittsburgh, Biden drew comparisons

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