Category Archives: Infrastructure

Why We Can’t Wait to Invest in Our Infrastructure

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Senator Reid: America’s Income Inequality

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid points to a New Yorker cartoon to illustrate the problem of income inequality in America.

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President Obama Presents American Jobs Act

The full Jobs Act speech from Thursday, September 8th with a right sidebar providing additional information about what the President is proposing.

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Weekly Address: Time to Act on Transportation Bill

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Hearing on FAA & Airline Safety: Oberstar's Questions

It’s not often that I get to highlight my Representative to the north, Mr. Jim Oberstar, but there is a video up of his questions at the FAA & Airline Safety hearing held today. From CBS News: FAA Whistleblower Says He Was Threatened Tells Congress Agency Viewed Airlines More Like “Customers” Than Companies To Be Regulated (CBS/AP) A House committee reported the findings of its investigation into the Federal Aviation Agency’s safety oversight Thursday and heard testimony from airline safety inspectors and the Transportation Department’s inspector general. The whistleblowers who exposed maintenance and inspection problems at Southwest Airlines told Congress their jobs were threatened and their reports of noncompliance were ignored for years by their superiors. FAA inspector Douglas Peters choked up Thursday at the … Continue reading

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