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Infrastructure Alert – November 6, 2013

  ON THE HILL On October 23, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 417-3. The near-unanimous vote on a bill with significant authorizations is notable considering the recent hyper-partisanship and

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Infrastructure Alert – September 17, 2013

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at the Port of Charleston, S.C. Vice President Biden stressed that investing in infrastructure projects is vital for growing the middle class and the overall economic growth of the

Posted in Articles, bridges, FMSCA, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, HMTF, Inland Waterways Trust Fund, MARAD, ports, TIGER, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., Water Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership, Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – August 6, 2013

On Friday, both the House and Senate began their summer recess and will not return until Monday, September 9. After returning from the recess, Congress will have several pressing infrastructure issues to consider. Both the House and the Senate have

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Infrastructure Alert – May 21, 2013

On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects.  The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in half. Among the departments participating are the

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