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GOP Senator says a 'sweet spot' on bipartisan infrastructure deal is less than half of what Biden wants

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Shelly Moore Capito said a "sweet spot" for a bipartisan infrastructure deal is less than half of what Biden wants. "I would say probably into the $600 or $800 billion, but we haven't put all of that together yet," Capito told CNBC. Other Republicans like Mitt Romney and Bill Cassidy are signaling there's an infrastructure plan being drafted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Repu...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Republicans, Congress, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Mitt Romney, Capitol Hill, Louisiana


Top GOP senator says it's 'an impossible sell' for Republicans to strike a deal on an infrastructure package that rolls back Trump tax cuts

Sen. Roger Wicker Tom Williams/Pool via AP Sen. Roger Wicker downplayed the odds of an infrastructure deal that included rolling back Trump's tax cuts. He called it 'an impossible sell' among Republicans on Monday. Wicker met with Biden to discuss his jobs plan along with other Republicans and Democrats. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Roger Wicker of Kansas, the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, downplayed the prospect of a bipartisan d...
Tags: Politics, Jobs, Taxes, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, China, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop


White House hits states with Cs and Ds in its 'infrastructure report cards'

A pothole in Jersey City, N.J. AP Photo/Julio Cortez The White House came out with its "infrastructure report cards" on Monday. No state got higher than a C. The harsh grades came with "fact sheets" on how states would benefit from Biden's $2 trillion bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House is out with report cards on the quality of infrastructure across all 50 states - and none of them did well.In a Monday press release, the White House assessed each sta...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, New Jersey, Biden, South Carolina, Jersey City, Garden State, Julio Cortez, Jake Lahut, Andrew Solender


Biden thinks that only US leadership stops the world from the 'law of the jungle,' his top diplomat says

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Blinken said that Biden sees US leadership as vital to global stability. When the US sits back and countries like China step in, Biden thinks it leads to "chaos," he said. Biden has made competing with China a top for...
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Biden thinks that only US leadership stops the world from the 'law of the jungle,' his top diplomat warns

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Blinken said that Biden sees US leadership as vital to global stability. When the US sits back and countries like China step in, Biden thinks it leads to "chaos," he said. Biden has made competing with China a top for...
Tags: Post, Politics, Human Rights, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Foreign Policy, Nato, Alaska, United Nations


Biden is trying to derail China's effort to build the world's fastest supercomputer needed for unstoppable missiles

Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles, a weapon armed with a hypersonic glide vehicle, during an October 1, 2019 military parade in Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The US added seven China supercomputer entities to its economic blacklist. China is using supercomputers to speed up the development of hypersonic (unstoppable) missiles. The US is in a global arms race with China and Russia to build the most advanced hypersonic missile. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Nuclear Weapons, Supercomputer, Biden, Commerce Department, Department of Commerce


Joe Manchin signals he could torpedo Democratic attempts to bypass Republicans multiple times in a year

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP Manchin suggested he may thwart Democratic attempts to bypass Republicans in Congress more than once. "I simply do not believe budget reconciliation should replace regular order in the Senate," Manchin wrote in a Post op-ed. It comes as the White House weighs the path ahead for a massive infrastructure plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Capitol Hill, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Amtrak releases map of expanded US rail network it says it can build with $80 billion from Biden's infrastructure plan

The new map made by Amtrak. Amtrak Amtrak has released a of a proposed expanded US rail network. It can be built with $80 billion from President Joe Biden's , Amtrak said. The company said the new network could expand or improve service for around 20 million people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amtrak has released a of an expanded US rail network that it says it can build with $80 billion from President Joe Biden's .The light blue lines represent what woul...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Infrastructure, Washington Dc, News UK, Biden, Delaware, Amtrak, America Amtrak, Amtrak Joe, Infrastructure Bill, American Jobs Plan


Biden’s $2tn infrastructure plan aims to ‘finally address climate crisis as a nation'

The hefty government intervention seeks to retool America’s creaking systems, festooned with plenty of green jobsThe infrastructure plan that Joe Biden will announce on Wednesday is set to crystalize the US president’s vision of how to combat the climate crisis – hefty government intervention to retool America’s creaking systems, festooned with plenty of green, preferably union, jobs.Biden opened his White House term with a cavalcade of executive actions to begin the gargantuan task of shifting ...
Tags: Climate Change, White House, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, Infrastructure, US politics, Biden, Biden Administration


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Biden's $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan as 'not nearly enough'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) leaves the U.S. Capitol after passage of the stimulus bill known as the CARES Act on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. The stimulus bill is intended to combat the economic effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Win McNamee/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued President Joe Biden's $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal 'needs to be way bigger.' "The important context here is that it's $2.25T spread out over 10 years," ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, House, Biden, Pittsburgh, Aoc, U S Capitol, Eliza Relman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Education, Congress, La, White House, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Broadband, Infrastructure, United States


Tucker Carlson accuses Biden of punishing the rich by raising taxes on households making over $400,000

Tucker Carlson attacks Biden's proposed tax hike on the rich and endorses ignoring the national debt. Screenshot/Fox News Tucker Carlson accused Biden of proposing a tax hike on wealthy Americans just to "punish" them. Biden has no plans to raise taxes on families making less than $400,000. Carlson falsely claimed that Biden will let very wealthy Americans and corporations off scot-free. See more stories on Insider's business page. Far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Pr...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Congress, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Infrastructure, Gop, Fox News, Republican, Federal Reserve, Biden


Here's what will likely be in the massive, multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill Democrats want to pass

President Biden. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images With a COVID-19 relief package out of the way, Biden is setting his sights on an infrastructure bill. Some Democrats are reportedly discussing spending as much as $4 trillion on the package. The bill will likely be climate-oriented and emphasize foreign competitiveness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Now that President Joe Biden has secured his first major legislative victory - the passage of a $1.9 tril...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, US, America, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure


Tory donor takes control of firm seeking UK approval to build cross-Channel cable

Portsmouth council raises ‘conflict of interest’ concerns over proposals by firm jointly controlled by Alexander TemerkoA former Russian arms boss and major Conservative party donor has taken joint control of a company seeking government approval to build a cross-Channel power line, and one of the most powerful internet cables in Europe.Alexander Temerko, who was an oil and arms executive in Russia before seeking political asylum in the UK, gained prominence as a director of the Aquind project, ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Russia, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Infrastructure, Portsmouth, Alexander Temerko, Alexander TemerkoA


Sen. Joe Manchin says Biden's infrastructure bill can be as large as $4 trillion as long as it's paid for with tax increases

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 24, 2021. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP, File Sen. Joe Manchin says a big infrastructure package must be paid for with tax increases.  Having passed a COVID-19 stimulus, Biden is now targeting a major infrastructure and climate bill. Manchin chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee in the Senate, making him a key player.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Congress, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, House, Capitol Hill, Biden, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin D W Va


British ports say they are not ready for Brexit customs checks

Construction only just started at the key livestock port of Portsmouth, while the facility at Dover is just ‘a muddy field’A string of British ports are urging the government to delay the next wave of Brexit red tape, saying that border checkposts will not be ready for the July deadline, while inland customs facilities being built are also behind schedule.With the Brexit minister, Lord Frost, reportedly considering reviewing plans for full customs checks on all imported goods, pressure is buildi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Environment, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, Infrastructure, Foreign Policy, Farming, Food & drink industry, Global Economy, Portsmouth, Dover, Brexit


White House Briefly Mentions Fixing Our Horrible Roads

On Thursday, President Joe Biden spent part of his day listening to a group of lawmakers discuss how much the United States might need to spend on fixing its horrible infrastructure. It’s an issue America has neglected through multiple administrations and has frequently been set back by partisan conflict. Considering the White House is ruminating […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, Government, White House, America, Roads, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, United States, Autos, Biden, Donald Trump, Highways, Trump, News Blog, RoadWorks, Fix Our Roads


Biden is reportedly discussing an infrastructure spending plan in the wake of devastating winter storms

President Joe Biden speaks in Texas. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo President Joe Biden has reportedly begun talks with lawmakers about infrastructure spending. His plan to rebuild roads and bridges may have a "hefty price tag," The Associated Press reported.  Biden's team has used this month's harsh winter storm in Texas to talk about his plans.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden and members of his administration have begun talking with congressional l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Bridges, House, Associated Press, Biden, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK, American Society of Civil Engineers Biden, Elizabeth Sherwood Randall Homeland Security, Sherwood Randall


What will be in Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget?

Expect measures to help economic recovery but watch out for capital gains tax and other tax risesRishi Sunak’s budget on 3 March is set to unveil a range of measures to help support the recovery of the UK economy, but tax rises are in the offing too. Here is what we can expect. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Money, Climate Change, Environment, Economics, Tax, Society, UK News, Tax and spending, Infrastructure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Property, Stamp Duty, Economic recovery


London's bridges are falling down: how politics has failed the capital's crossings

The £150m repair of Hammersmith Bridge, closed since 2019, is mired in squabbling – and it’s just one of many across the UK that need workToby Gordon-Smith can see the district of Hammersmith from his flat. In normal times it takes him a few minutes to get there in his wheelchair. His cannabidiol products business is there, with the accessible tube station that he needs to get to the rest of London. The station is the reason why he moved to the area, but now it might as well be in another city. ...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, London, UK News, Infrastructure, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Charing Cross, River Thames, Hammersmith, Barnes, Gordon Smith, Hammersmith Bridge


Yet another lacklustre Sona by Ramaphosa — political analysts

President Cyril Ramaphosa did little to inspire hope in the government’s strategy of boosting the economy, but all is not lost, political analysts say The post Yet another lacklustre Sona by Ramaphosa — political analysts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Politics, Investment, Infrastructure, ANC, Democratic Alliance, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, John Steenhuisen, Ramaphosa, Sona, Transnet, Top Six, Political Analysis, Cyril Ramphosa, South Africa (country


Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy

The president focuses on the economy and Covid-19 in his 2021 Sona, but his pledge of SA’s rebirth is undermined by corruption and factionalism The post Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Politics, Jobs, Education, Environment, Economy, Infrastructure, Economic recovery, National, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, South Africa (country, State Of The Nation Address, South African Economy


Sen. Joe Manchin calls for up to $4 trillion in infrastructure spending as Democrats are poised to control Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to the press near the Senate subway following a vote in the Senate impeachment trial that acquitted President Donald Trump of all charges on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. After the House impeached Trump last year, the Senate voted today to acquit the President on two articles of impeachment as the trial concludes. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said lawmakers should support trillions in ...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Iowa


Inside the 'moving factory' that will cut HS2 through the Chilterns

With protesters camped nearby, two giant 170m machines are being assembledIn a decade’s time, passengers on the new high-speed trains hurtling out of London will get just a burst of daylight and a glimpse of the Colne Valley landscape before disappearing back underground through the Chiltern Hills.Today, in that three-mile stretch between future tunnel openings to the north-west of the capital, the £98bn HS2 project’s scale, engineering might and cost are all evident: both at the vast work site ...
Tags: Business, Politics, London, Protest, Environment, UK News, Infrastructure, Transport, Rail transport, Transport policy, Hs2, Environmental Activism, Buckinghamshire, Colne Valley, Rail industry, Chiltern Hills Today


Decrypted: Google finds a devastating iPhone security flaw, FireEye hack sends alarm bells ringing

In case you missed it: A ransomware attack saw patient data stolen from one of the largest U.S. fertility networks; the Supreme Court began hearing a case that may change how millions of Americans use computers and the internet; and lawmakers in Massachusetts have voted to ban police from using facial recognition across the state. In this week’s Decrypted, we’re deep-diving into two stories beyond the headlines, including why the breach at cybersecurity giant FireEye has the cybersecurity indust...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Security, Supreme Court, Government, Nsa, White House, Massachusetts, Wi-fi, Articles, Tech, Ransomware, Infrastructure, President, Fireeye


The Treasury must release more money – and relinquish more control

Sunak’s plan to pinch pennies in a pandemic is unwise. But the bigger problem is the centralisation of his spending projectsRishi Sunak has spent billions of pounds rescuing the economy during the year of Covid, but he needs to go further.To start with, the chancellor, who set out his 2021-22 spending plans last week, needs to make permanent the £20-a-week increase in universal credit which is due to expire in the spring. Without that increase, about 6 million households, many of them the most v...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Film, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Tax and spending, Film Industry, Infrastructure, Foreign Policy, Treasury, Eurostar, Brexit, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Transport for London secures £1.8bn government bailout

Transport body says deal will enable services to continue operating in months ahead Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTransport for London (TfL) has secured a bailout from the government worth about £1.8bn.The capital’s transport body said the agreement would enable it to continue operating services until the end of March 2021. The exact amount of money involved is subject to passenger revenues in the coming months. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, London, UK News, Infrastructure, Transport, Transport policy, Tfl, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus


Infrastructure key to economic recovery — Ramaphosa

The governing party wants localisation at the centre of its infrastructure-led strategy The post Infrastructure key to economic recovery — Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Jobs, Economy, Infrastructure, Unemployment, Economic recovery, National Executive Committee, Openaccess, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Top Six, ANC NEC, Coronavirus



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