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Monday, January 19, 2015
Congress should put aside its philosophical differences and make a long-deferred investment in transportation infrastructure through a “dime or two” per-gallon increase in the federal fuel tax, which should be made more politically palatable by more accurately referring to it as a “user fee” rather than a tax.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will make a major push this election year to push Congress to pass multi-year surface transportation funding programs that are due to expire at the end of the September, the nation’s top business lobbyist vowed Wednesday.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The nation faces a balancing act between the need to spend more on infrastructure while finally addressing the ballooning national debt, which the nation’s top business lobbyist calls the biggest single threat to the U.S. economic future.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The nation faces a demographic crisis that is creating a drastic need to reform retiree and health care entitlements that is affecting the nation’s financial health, a top business lobbyist is predicting.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The recent news pertaining to the United States Commerce Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness is clearly a positive one for all supply chain stakeholders.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said the nation must spend more on infrastructure and mildly endorsed the need to increase the federal fuel tax, which stands at18.4 cents on gasoline, 23.4 cents on diesel and has been unchanged since 1993.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives could “flip” in favor of the Democrats, especially if the presidential race turns into a cakewalk for President Barack Obama. That’s the word from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, who delivered the keynote at the 25th annual meeting of the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Washington finally seems semi-serious about infrastructure. There are dueling bills circulating on Capitol Hill, with Senate Democrats favoring a two-year, $109 billion proposal and House Republicans offering a six-year, $230 billion deal to replace the six-year, $286 billion transportation funding law that expired 23 months ago.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A bipartisan group of senators this week has introduced legislation that they said would help to close the country’s widening infrastructure funding gap, serve as a job creator, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. The legislation, drafted by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Mark Warner (D-VA), is entitled the BUILD (the Building and Upgrading Infrastructure for Long-Term Development) Act.