What happened: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 19 passed a $1.9 trillion social spending package, primarily offset with tax increases on large corporations and wealthy individuals. It includes spending for childcare, early childhood education, elder care, and energy and environmental programs aimed at mitigating climate change. Why it matters: The bill also ...
What happened: The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Nov. 19 awarded nearly $1 billion in infrastructure funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability an Equity (RAISE) program. Why it matters: The grants will fund 90 surface transportation projects in 47 states. This includes 63 capital grants totaling $953 million, and 27 planning grants ...
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