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This Is Infrastructure Week in DC

Where's the bill?

May 16, 2017

Congress and various industry groups are meeting this week to get the ball rolling for President Trump's infrastructure proposals.

Bloomberg.com writes officials are urging Trump to revel his $1 trillion plan. “My question to the White House and Congress is this: Where is the bill?” said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, appearing by video at an ‘Infrastructure Week’ event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. “It’s ‘go’ time. Bring legislation to the floor, and the labor movement will help you pass it.’’

Who's talking this week:

Tuesday, May 16, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a subcommittee hearing entitled, “Leveraging Federal Funding; Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure.”

Wednesday, May 17, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a full committee hearing entitled “Improving America’s Transportation Infrastructure: The Road Forward.”

Wednesday, May 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski, Jay Faison of ClearPath Foundation, and Meera Kohler of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative will discuss establishing an energy strategy centered on innovation and production, rather than regulation.

Thursday, May 18, the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will discuss "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Improving Water Quality through Integrated Planning."

Thursday, May 18, the Hoover Institution hosts "Returning to “EPA Originalism”: A Conversation with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt." 

Read Bloomberg's 'Infrastructure Week' Spurs Query on Trump's Plan: Where Is It?' here.

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