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USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements in 10 States

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe today announced that USDA is investing $181 million to upgrade rural electric systems in 10 states
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WHITEHOUSE HELPS PASS OUT OF COMMITTEE $287 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL THAT WOULD SEND $1.44...

National
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has helped pass out of the Environment and Public Works Committee a five-year $287 billion highway package that would make a $1.44 billion investment in Rhode Island’s infrastructure.  The legislation includes provisions to improve road safety, grow the economy
NAR

NAR Applauds Senate EPW Committee for Advancing Surface Transportation Reauthorization

National
National Association of Realtors® President John Smaby issued the following statement after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019.
Center for Biological Diversity

Senate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure...

National
A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals
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NEW $60.3 MILLION INFRA GRANT WILL HELP PAVE THE WAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO NORTHBOUND...

National
In an effort to make travel through Providence safer and more efficient, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced a new $60.3 million federal “Infrastructure for Rebuilding America” grant, or INFRA grant, to replace and upgrade the Northbound Providence Viaduct on I-95.  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
DOE

DOE Announces $16 Million for 14 Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects

National
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $16 million in funding for 14 tribal energy infrastructure projects through DOE’s Office of Indian Energy. This investment will help Native American and Alaska Native communities
DOI

Vice President Pence and Secretary Bernhardt Highlight the Need for Bipartisan Fix to National...

National
Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt visited Yellowstone National Park to renew the Trump Administration’s call for bipartisan legislation to fix infrastructure at National Parks

DISASTER RELIEF BILL PROVIDES $50 MILLION FOR WHITEHOUSE’S COASTAL RESILIENCY FUND

National
A disaster relief bill that includes $50 million for the National Coastal Resilience Fund was signed into law today by President Donald Trump.  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse created the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure
USDOJ

USDA Announces Loans to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Upgrade Energy Efficiency

National
Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states

San Francisco 49ers Partners with Operation HOPE to Empower Bay Area Communities with Financial...

California
Operation HOPE and the San Francisco 49ers announced today a partnership to bring credit and money management coaching and education to underserved Bay Area communities at no cost to participants. The 49ers is the first team to offer the HOPE Inside program as part of the National Football
USDOJ

USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 20 States

National
Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing in 40 projects in 20 states to improve rural water infrastructure. “These investments will have a far-reaching, positive impact on rural residents

JOINT SCHUMER & PELOSI STATEMENT IN ADVANCE OF WHITE HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE MEETING

National
Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi issued this statement in advance of Wednesday’s meeting with the White House on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan: “Three weeks ago, we were pleased to have had a productive meeting with the President
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WHITEHOUSE COSPONSORS GREEN BANK ACT TO CREATE JOBS, RECLAIM AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY LEADERSHIP

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) in introducing the Green Bank Act, which would support job creation in Rhode Island’s clean energy sector and fight climate change by incentivizing large-scale investment in green projects. 
USDA

USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect
DOI

Acting Secretary Bernhardt Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic...

President Trump signed two Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth. Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt released the following statement. "Today’s executive orders to streamline permitting processes will further remove barriers to responsible development.

Trump Administration Signs Executive Orders to Fast Track Energy Infrastructure Permitting

The Trump Administration is expected to sign two executive orders making significant revisions to how the government regulates the transportation of energy across state and international lines.
DOI

Acting Secretary Bernhardt Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic...

President Trump signed two Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth. Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt released the following statement:President Trump
Energy

President Trump Signs Executive Orders Paving the Way for Energy Infrastructure Development

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry issued the following statement after the signing of President Trump’s Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure, economic growth and cross border permitting.
DOI

$20 Million in Grants Will Support Recreational Boating Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program continues its substantial contributions to recreational boaters and local communities and their economies through this year’s award of $20.6 million in grants to states and U.S. territories.

Latest Puerto Rico Debate Shows Shortcomings of ‘As-Needed’ Disaster Relief Funding

The following is a statement from Michele Nellenbach, director of infrastructure at the Bipartisan Policy Center, on the renewed congressional debate over supplemental disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.