Congressional Republicans should readily accept President Biden’s proposal to impose a minimum 15% tax on corporations as a way to fund new infrastructure spending, the White House said Thursday.
Transportation & Infrastructure
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President Biden is expected to press lawmakers on reaching a deal to pay for a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, but the timeline for negotiations is slipping away, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.
The U.S. is in a battle with China over who will dominate the market when automated vehicles transport people and goods without anyone behind the steering wheel or even without steering wheels at all.
President Biden had a “constructive” talk about rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, the Senate Republicans’ chief negotiator, the White House said Wednesday.
President Biden’s goal of transitioning the country from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric cars is fraught with challenges, including sticker shock for consumers and the knotty logistics of recharging batteries.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pushed back against fiscal concerns over President Biden’s spending plans, saying the $6 trillion budget blueprint is a “bold” and “responsible budget.”
Memorial Day weekend gasoline prices are at their highest levels in seven years, but experts don’t expect the steep prices at the pumps to keep eager motorists off the road.
Republican lawmakers on Thursday said they aim to spend more than $920 billion on fixing the nation’s roads and bridges as they announced their counteroffer to President Biden’s infrastructure plan.
The White House on Tuesday downplayed the notion that President Biden’s staff — and not necessarily the president himself — is what’s holding up a bipartisan deal on an infrastructure package, as some Republicans have subtly suggested.
Major airlines are starting to avoid Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko diverted a commercial airliner from Lithuania to his capital of Minsk so he could detain an opposition journalist on board.
Negotiations over President Biden’s massive infrastructure plan have hit a snag and the White House and congressional allies threatened Sunday to move toward a Democrat-only process if Republicans don’t acquiesce.
Top Democrats are getting antsy over President Biden’s continued negotiations with GOP senators on infrastructure, and they are urging the White House to abandon the talks and move forward on a strictly partisan basis.
The White House has deployed a two-pronged attack to push its more than $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan through Congress: publicly negotiating with Republicans on a bipartisan deal and privately courting swing-vote Democrats in the Senate who would be needed to pass a strictly partisan bill.
The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been on operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal.
The White House reiterated on Friday that proposed increases in user fees would violate President Biden’s “red line” in negotiations with Congress over an infrastructure spending package.
Honda swung into the black in January-March, recording a 213 billion yen ($2 billion) profit despite the lingering impact of the pandemic.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says it’s “abundantly clear” that America has the money to pay for anything the Biden administration deems “infrastructure” moving forward.
General Motors posted a $3 billion first-quarter profit Wednesday, beating Wall Street expectations amid a semiconductor shortage that held back operations.
The troubled rollout of the replacement for Air Force One could be facing more obstacles following a dispute between aerospace giant Boeing and one of its contractors hired to build the next generation of perhaps the most iconic jetliner flying today.
President Biden on Friday plugged his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, a company near and dear to the longtime rail commuter.
Citing the coronavirus pandemic, Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it is granting yet another delay in compliance with the Real ID Act’s deadline for having secure identification to board an airplane, setting a new target of 2023.
Senate Republicans on Thursday called for spending upward of $568 billion to rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges, in sharp contrast to the $2.25 trillion desired by President Biden.
President Biden said Monday that he’s willing to compromise on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal as he hosted congressional Democrats and Republicans at the White House to talk about a path forward.
Vice President Kamala Harris claimed Monday that Americans are sleeping better now that she and President Biden are in power and said the White House has no plans to slow its agenda of massively higher spending, major tax hikes and transformative social programs.
Two federal agencies are sending teams to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.
President Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s infrastructure and social programs is putting swing-district Democratic incumbents on the spot, with Republicans eager to tie vulnerable Democrats to the parts of the massive spending bill that go beyond traditional infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.