President Biden plans to spend at least $2 trillion on infrastructure over the next four years, a proposal that will focus heavily on his goal of combating climate change through stricter environmental regulations, higher fuel-efficiency standards and limiting the expansion of fossil fuel production.
Infrastructure: Where the U.S. is going in 2021 and beyond
"Infrastructure: Where the U.S. is going in 2021 and beyond" is a Special Advertising Supplement to The Washington Times.
Earlier this month, winter storms caused an energy crisis in states from Texas to South Dakota.
Since I took office more than six years ago, building a strong, reliable, and efficient transportation system has been one of my top priorities.
For years, politicians have talked about the need to revitalize America's antiquated infrastructure from our roads and bridges to our energy grid and drinking water systems but little has been done to fix these urgent problems.
I am eager to get to work on infrastructure policy to further Oklahoma priorities and bring needed investment to the roads, bridges, and infrastructure that connect communities, support economic productivity, and create jobs across America.
In July 2019, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee did something rare. We put aside the partisan theatrics consuming the 116th Congress, crafted a bipartisan highway bill, and unanimously passed it through committee.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the people who operate our multi-modal transportation system have kept our country going, keeping households and businesses supplied and the economy moving in the face of public health and logistical challenges.
As chair of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, I passed the major infrastructure bill in the House in the 116th Congress, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), which included funding to strengthen the nation's existing infrastructure and support new, innovative transportation projects.
Last year, Republicans and Democrats worked together to provide trillions of dollars in COVID relief for the American people.
When you hear the word infrastructure, what immediately comes to mind? Roads? Bridges? Dams?
Since being sworn into Congress in January, I have often been asked what my legislative priorities are.
The Biden administration's mission to phase out domestically produced oil and natural gas has reignited anti-pipeline activism across the country.
America's roads, bridges, tunnels, and transit face a funding gap of more than $1 trillion in the next few years.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reduce air travel demand, slow U.S. aerospace manufacturing, and trigger industry-wide layoffs.
The three key words that every municipal and elected official in the country will be focused on in 2021 are "respond, recover, rebuild."
As federal spending explodes to unimaginable levels, limited government conservatives find ourselves repeating the need for sober debate about the proper role of bureaucracy in citizens' lives.
President Biden's climate blitz already has proven costly to U.S. energy jobs, but concerns are mounting that his executive actions will do nothing to reduce emissions while threatening to wreak enormous environmental damage.