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Court Okays $1B Settlement In Florida Condo Collapse

NBC News reports: A judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement topping $1 billion for victims of the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building that killed 98 people, one of the deadliest building failures in U.S. history. The decision by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman came a day before the one-year anniversary of the Champlain Towers South disaster …

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Texas To Use Federal Infrastructure Funds To Create Statewide Network Of Electric Car Charging Stations

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas is planning to add enough electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state to support 1 million electric vehicles with dozens of new stations to allow for easier long-distance travel. The plan is to have charging stations every 50 miles along most non-business interstate routes. The chargers will be high-powered at 150kW, able to bring most …

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Analysis Finds 2200 “High-Hazard” Dams In Poor Shape

The Associated Press reports: The dam at El Capitan Reservoir is seen Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeside, Calif. Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water — enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. Today, it’s three-quarters empty — intentionally kept …

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Biden To Require US Steel For Infrastructure Projects

The Associated Press reports: The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material. The guidance being issued Monday requires that the material purchased — whether it’s for a bridge, a highway, a water pipe …

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Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Joe Biden Arrives To Deliver Speech About Infrastructure [VIDEO]

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: The bridge that carries Forbes Avenue through Frick Park collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday morning. It was unclear if anyone was injured. Pittsburgh Public Safety tweeted that updates on possible injuries would come later Friday morning. A photo from Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV showed at least four vehicles that had fallen into the chasm left by …

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GOP House Rep Takes Credit For Funding Of Alabama Highway By Infrastructure Bill He Just Voted Against

Via press release from GOP Rep. Gary Palmer: The newly passed infrastructure bill, signed into law by President Biden, includes legislation introduced by Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) and Congressman David Trone (MD-06) that will provide critical funding to help complete the Northern Beltline. The provision in the infrastructure bill was inserted from the Finish the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Signs Historic Infrastructure Bill

The New York Times reports: President Biden is set to sign the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday afternoon, a bipartisan victory that validates his throwback theory of how to get things done in Washington but that does not deliver on the full scale of his ambitions for overhauling the nation’s transportation and energy systems. Mr. Biden planned …

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Infrastructure Bill May Fund NYC Subway Extension

The New York Daily News reports: Coming soon to East Harlem: A subway more than 60 years in the making. The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to be signed by President Biden on Monday is poised to unlock billions for mass transit projects in New York — and MTA leaders are eager for money to jumpstart construction on an extension of …

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Trump Gives Infrastructure Pass To Three GOP Reps

Fox News reports: Former President Donald Trump is amping up his battle against “RINOs, sellouts, and known losers” who voted in favor of the infrastructure bill, calling on other Republicans to challenge them in primaries. Reps. Rice, Meijer and Herrera Beutler were on the list despite voting against infrastructure. Trump did not explain why three House Republicans – Reps. Nicole …

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New York Man Charged With Death Threat Against GOP Rep Over His Vote For The Infrastructure Bill [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: A recent vote for President Biden’s bipartisan’s infrastructure bill has developed into a controversial, life-threatening exercise for Rep. Andrew Garbarino, a New York Republican who broke with his party to support the legislation. Nassau Police confirmed that Kenneth Gasper was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment for a death threat he made to Garbarino, according to Detective …

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Biden To Appoint Chief To Oversee Infrastructure Deals

Axios reports: President Biden plans to install a point-person in charge of infrastructure to ensure his administration properly implements its trillion-dollar legislation, two sources familiar with the plans tell Axios. Biden and his top aides know they need to flawlessly execute on their mammoth plan. It may be Biden’s best — and, perhaps, only remaining — opportunity to show voters …

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REPORT: Cultist House Reps Likely To Attempt To Strip Committee Posts From Reps Who Backed Infrastructure

Punchbowl News reports: The GOP leadership is bracing for rank-and-file lawmakers to attempt to strip committee assignments from the 13 Republican lawmakers who voted for the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Several of these lawmakers are also ranking members — top Republicans on committees — and those could be at risk, too. A number of GOP lawmakers were upset by …

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McConnell: Infrastructure Bill Is Godsend For Kentucky

Lexington’s CBS News affiliate reports: Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a trip to Morehead to tour AppHarvest’s facility. After his tour with AppHarvest founder and CEO Jonathan Webb, Senator McConnell addressed dozens of the facility’s workers and gave a glowing review of the facility. He hopes money could come from the American Rescue Plan Act to help …

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Loser Rages That Infrastructure Week Finally Happened

NBC News reports: “All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves, in particular Mitch McConnell, for granting a two month stay which allowed the Democrats time to work things out at our Country’s, and the Republican Party’s, expense!” Trump said in a statement. The former president called Republican lawmakers who voted in favor of the bill …

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Biden Celebrates Passage Of Infrastructure Bill As A “Monumental Step Forward In Economic Competition”

Via press release from the White House: Tonight, we took a monumental step forward as a nation. The United States House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for …

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House Approves Infrastructure Bill In 228-206 Vote

CNN reports: Congress has passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, delivering on a major pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after months of internal deliberations and painstaking divisions among Democrats. The final vote was 228-206. Thirteen Republicans voted with the majority of Democrats in support of the bill, though six Democrats voted against it. The bill now heads …

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Live Video: Possible House Vote On Infrastructure Bill

Nobody knows what might happen: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to pass a $1.9 trillion economic package and a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, two pillars of President Joe Biden’s agenda, is at risk of collapsing as leaders struggle to unify the progressive and moderate wings of the party, a dynamic that has consumed Democrats for the past several months. After …

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House Republicans Attempt To Adjourn For The Day Ahead Of Critical Votes On Biden Economic Agenda

The Hill reports: House Democrats are now planning to vote Friday on their long-sought social spending package as well as the bipartisan infrastructure bill as they rush to deliver on President Biden’s agenda after disappointing state election results earlier this week. The House Rules Committee met late Thursday night to advance the final text of the social spending legislation. The …

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REPORT: Manchin Has Plan To Leave Democratic Party

Mother Jones reports: In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss …

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McConnell Credits Biden For Infrastructure Passage

The Wall Street Journal reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell credited President Biden with helping to get the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed in the Senate, but said he doesn’t anticipate many more opportunities for Republicans to work with Democrats. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Kentucky Republican also dismissed criticism from former President Donald Trump …

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