Infrastructure

Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms (November 13)

Update 312:  Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms and the 116th Congress The result of last week’s midterms will have important ramifications for economic policy during the 116th Congress.  Democrats have taken the majority in the House and will take majority control of key committees setting the legislative agenda. More than 100 women were projected …

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Omnibus Situation (Mar. 22)

Update 258 — Omnibus Situation: Last Stop Before Two-Week Recess As of this writing on Thursday afternoon, one more piece of Congressional business remains before members and staff can start a long and long-awaited recess.  Once again, Congress confronts a deadline of midnight tomorrow to keep the federal government funded. But no one wants to …

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Coming Down the Legislative Track (Jan. 10)

Update 241 • Coming Down the Legislative Track: A Preemptive Strike at Infrastructure in the House  This past weekend, NEC chief Gary Cohn delivered a long-awaited outline of the administration’s plan to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.  The long-overdue plan calls for up to $200 billion in tax expenditures to attract $1  trillion in private infrastructure investment. …

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Infra. Policy • Senate Democratic Bill (Jan. 26)

Yesterday, Senate Democrats unveiled a new, $1 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure plan, one they believe is a bolder and more productive approach to infrastructure than what Donald Trump has so far sketched out. Presented by Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and six other Senate Democrats, the plan aims to create more …

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Infrastructure Report: Donald Doubles Down (Aug. 5)

Mike & Co., This Tuesday, Donald Trump announced his intention to seek to improve the state of American infrastructure with an investment of over half a trillion dollars, financed through a bond program.  The lack of details stands in contrast with HRC’s highly developed infrastructure agenda, which features an investment of $275 billion, including an infrastructure bank and a …

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Infrastructure Finance Update (Feb. 18)

Mike & Co. – One week ago, the House passed a bill that could alter and perhaps ease the way state and local infrastructure is financed in the capital markets, when HR.2209, a bill to “require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets, and for other purposes” was adopted by the House with …

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