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INFRASTRUCTURE

This Graphic Artist’s Olympic Pictograms Changed Urban Design Forever

Smithsonian
As the Olympic Games begin in Tokyo, participants face a familiar challenge. Athletes, officials and staff arriving from all over the world need to be able to find their way around without a common language. For decades, one solution to this problem has been pictograms, a spare visual language capable......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi considers adding GOP voices to Jan. 6 panel

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Friday! TGIF! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver......

Bipartisan infrastructure plan could get another chance after Senate setback

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks highlighting the benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, at La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S., June 29, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters A failed Senate test vote dealt a blow to......

Bipartisan infrastructure talks leave Dems’ $3.5T bill in flux

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Budget Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that he remains optimistic about the bipartisan talks, but added that, “if for some reason the bipartisan version doesn’t work out, then we ought to......

Republicans block an infrastructure bill in the Senate, after pleading for more time for bipartisan talks.

New York Times
Republicans on Wednesday blocked the Senate from taking up an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, confirming Democrats’ fears that they would balk at a major piece of President Biden’s agenda even as negotiations continued to cement an elusive compromise. The failed vote underscored intense mistrust between the two parties that has......

Republicans nix U.S. infrastructure debate, could resume next week

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a move to open debate on Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure that is a top priority for Democratic President Joe Biden, but the chamber was poised to take it up again as early as Monday. Republicans objected to......

Republicans sink Schumer’s test vote on bipartisan infrastructure plan, but talks continue

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) looks down the hall after speaking to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 20, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters WASHINGTON – A key procedural......

Senate prepares for procedural vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill as negotiators near deal

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The Senate on Wednesday is poised to move ahead with a key procedural vote to advance a $579 billion bipartisan infrastructure framework that is a pillar of President Biden’s economic agenda, even as senators continue working to finalize......

Ahead of failed vote, Republicans scramble to secure infrastructure support

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a leading Democrat in the group, said he felt “confident” their effort would have the 60 votes to advance over a filibuster by next week. Manchin said “at first I was concerned” that Wednesday’s failed......

Infrastructure bill is ‘still being negotiated,’ Republicans to block key Senate vote, top GOP senator says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talks with reporters before the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on June 5, 2018. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Republicans will vote against a key procedural vote Wednesday to proceed with......

Jeff Bezos believes humans can move the polluting industry off of earth and into space

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos believes humans can move the polluting industry off of earth and into space – CBS News Watch CBSN Live “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King sits down with Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark shortly after successfully......

Senate Vote On Infrastructure, Oregon’s Bootleg Wildfire, Tokyo Olympics And COVID : Up First

NPR
NPR A bipartisan infrastructure bill faces a crucial test in the Senate today. But here’s the thing: there’s no actual bill yet. Also, the massive Bootleg Fire has ravaged southern Oregon and is the fourth-largest fire in the state’s modern history. And, we check-in at the Tokyo Olympics ahead of......

Republicans plan to block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill, pushing for more time to write it

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But lawmakers said their negotiations will intensify over the next few days with the goal of trying again to advance the measure by early next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has defended his decision to set up the......

Senate faces pivotal vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal as negotiations continue

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — As negotiations on a bipartisan infrastructure framework remain ongoing, the Senate is moving closer to a key vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with the White House and a group of senators, in a week that......

Schumer defends tight infrastructure deadline as GOP threatens to tank key vote

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer(R) (D-NY)speaks to the media during a weekly news briefing on Capitol Hill on May 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rejected Republican......

Senate negotiators race to finish infrastructure bill as failed vote looms

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Schumer also offered the bipartisan group more time to negotiate, if Senate Republicans agree to move forward Wednesday. If the cross-aisle legislation is not finished by Thursday, Schumer said the Senate could consider elements of the underlying infrastructure framework that......

Pelosi’s Dems grit their teeth amid Senate infrastructure drama

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Obviously, we need to be more involved,” said Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), describing the frustration of many House Democrats who want to have a greater role in the talks. “They’ve got to be able to pass something over there, and......

Senior House Dem trashes Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure talks

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here DeFazio’s frustrations were echoed by several other members on the call. One lawmaker, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) called the current process “bullshit,” and some vowed to work against the Senate’s bipartisan effort. “I said the whole process seemed like [bullshit],”......

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