Tag: Infrastructure

President Trump Sparks Renewed Focus on American Infrastructure

Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, and State officials all agree that now is the time to rebuild and reinvest in our Nation’s infrastructure. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ELAINE CHAO: It’s Time to Invest in Our Country’s Future “The [Department of Transportation (DOT)] is already making progress in reducing the red tape that is holding back so

Trump Elevates the Needs of Americans Ignored By Previous Presidents

“Our rich and abundant soil provides for more than just sustenance—it provides a beautiful and bountiful way of life for millions of Americans.” President Donald J. Trump’s 2018 National Agriculture Day Proclamation One in 12 jobs in the United States is dependent on agriculture, according to the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). From farmers to

What You Need to Know About Infrastructure Funding

WHAT: The Federal Government provides important infrastructure funding but often does so in an inefficient way and with numerous restrictions.   The Federal Government funds around 20 percent of total infrastructure investment, not the 80 percent some critics claim. The level of Federal infrastructure investment varies by sector. For example, Federal funding accounts for 28 percent

‘Needed attention’ On Infrastructure

Trump’s infrastructure plan brings needed attention for improvements lan brings needed attention for improvements By Gov. Mary Fallin and Sec. Mike Patterson Tulsa World March 2, 2018 … As governor and as Oklahoma’s secretary of transportation, we support the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal for starting the dialogue about the need for these improvements. The proposal

Video: President Meets Governors At WH Business Session

State Dining Room 10:53 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you very much.  And I want to thank our Vice President for that really lovely introduction.  That was very nice, Mike, and I appreciate it. This is a time of great opportunity for our country.  We’ve created nearly 3 million jobs since the

President Trump Welcomes Governors, Tackles Big Issues

Welcome, governors  This morning, President Donald J. Trump is welcoming about 40 of the Nation’s governors to the White House for a business session covering infrastructure, workforce development, opioids, school safety, and other important issues facing America in the year ahead. The governors are in town for a winter meeting of the National Governors Association,

Did you know: Trump Infrastructure Plan Invests in Rural Broadband

  Farmers, ranchers, foresters, and those in rural America know that the U.S. economy is booming once again, however, they also know their local byways, small towns and farmlands have not kept pace. A task force created by President Trump developed recommendations for promoting prosperity in rural America, and one of its key recommendations is

Trump’s Transportation Secretary Talks Infrastructure

Let’s invest in U.S. future By Secretary Elaine Chao Orlando Sentinel February 15, 2018 President Donald Trump has announced a bold, innovative plan for improving and investing in America’s infrastructure. The proposal is the culmination of a year-long effort between Cabinet agencies, including the Department of Transportation, with significant input from state, local, and private

President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan and Reactions

As President Donald J. Trump unveiled his infrastructure plan this week, one question dominated the political debate — how can $200 billion in federal investment grow to $1.5 trillion? The federal government historically has played, and should continue to play, an important role in developing infrastructure in our Nation. However, the vast bulk of infrastructure spending in

Building a Stronger America: Addressing America’s Infrastructure Needs

Issued on: February 13, 2018 “No longer will we allow the infrastructure of our magnificent country to crumble and decay.” President Donald J. Trump INSUFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE: Years of inaction have allowed American infrastructure to degrade into a state of disrepair. Infrastructure in the United States struggles to meet the needs of the American public. The American