To commemorate Earth Day, a day dedicated to protecting the planet and its environment, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015 to require the United States to negotiate an international agreement to disable and dismantle its nuclear weapons by 2020 and to redirect the funds to human and infrastructure needs, such as housing, health care, Social Security and the environment.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for six rural electric infrastructure projects, including three in North Carolina that will use solar energy to generate electricity for rural communities
The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to modernize our energy infrastructure, create a clean energy economy built to last, combat climate change, and increase reliance on domestic energy resources
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued aGeographic Targeting Order (GTO) today to about 700 Miami businesses to shed light on cash transactions that may be tied to trade-based money laundering schemes. These complex schemes are a primary method used by drug cartels, including the Sinaloa and Los Zetas, to launder their illicit proceeds. FinCEN's order is aimed at disrupting the illicit financial infrastructure upon which these drug trafficking organizations rely.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will offer an amendment today at the markup of H.R. 1732, the so-called “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act,” to try to keep Republicans from undermining current regulatory efforts to protect clean water sources. As currently written, H.R. 1732 would require the Obama Administration to withdraw the current proposed rulemaking to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act and require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin all over again to develop a new proposed rule to define the term “waters of the United States” with a number of substantive requirements
Dr. Erfan Ibrahim has joined the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as director of Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience for NREL's Energy Systems Integration directorate. This critical area of research and development addresses the challenges of integrating clean energy sources into the national energy infrastructure
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of $31 million in loans and grants for organizations in 12 states to promote rural economic development.
As leadership in Congress continues the process of putting together a federal budget, the impacts of climate change on the nation’s aging infrastructure must not be ignored. In a column released by the Center for American Progress today, climate experts urge Congress to take the fiscally responsible steps of investing in cutting carbon pollution and improving the nation’s roads, bridges, rail lines, and other infrastructure now.
WASHINGTON - February 9, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sunday’s Washington Post highlighted the traction behind Congressman John K. Delaney’s answer to the nation’s infrastructure crisis and the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 2, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) --– The White House has announced that President Obama’s 2016 Budget proposal will include international tax reform to pay for new infrastructure projects. This is the same framework Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has advocated for two years, building a bipartisan coalition in Congress around combining international tax reform and infrastructure.
NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE PROPOSAL BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN DELANEY SHOULD SPUR VIGOROUS DEBATE OVER HOW...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 1, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in response to the release of the Infrastructure 2.0 Act by Maryland Congressman John Delaney
NEW ORLEANS, LA - December 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu provided an end of the year recap on integrated infrastructure improvements across the New Orleans by completed by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) and City’s Department of Public Works (DPW)
PURCHASE, NY - December 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced a $765,000 federal grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Purchase College to implement green infrastructure when retrofitting campus pavement
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Calls Delaney Infrastructure Plan “Fiscally-Responsible” and “Worthy of...
WASHINGTON - December 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) has published an analysis of Congressman John K. Delaney’s (MD-6) Infrastructure and Global Tax Competitiveness Act (H.R. 5857), calling the legislation “fiscally-responsible” and “worthy of consideration next Congress.”
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - December 16, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Every year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) receives questions focused on two areas of driveway plowing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 15, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed legislation, the Infrastructure and Global Tax Competitiveness Act, to strengthen America’s economy by rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and reforming the broken corporate tax code. The legislation is designed to create jobs, spur economic growth, improve quality of life, and discourage corporate inversions
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 11, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his support for a long-term California water infrastructure vision and voted against H.R. 5781
Mikulski, Cardin Announce Rural Development Funding to Improve Water Infrastructure in Frederick County
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that the Town of Emmitsburg has received a $1,000,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-R...
WASHINGTON - May 26, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has published an op-ed on how to rebuild America’s infrastructure in the Hartford Courant with Ronald M. DeFeo, President and CEO of the Terex Corporation, a manufactu...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement following his vote in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 3080, Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, which passed the House of Representatives by a 412-4 vote today