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Governor Rendell and Secretary LaHood News Clips on the American Jobs Plan

News Roundup

On March 31, 2021 President Biden unveiled his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan.  In response, Building America's Future issued a press release and Governor Rendell and Secretary LaHood sat for numerous media interviews to provide their further reactions to the President's massive and visionary infrastructure proposal.

The Hill: The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan

Op-Eds
By Ed Rendell

April 7, 2021

Building America's Future Statement on President Biden's Build Back Better Infrastructure Plan

Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - March 31, 2021 - Today, Building America’s Future Co-Chairs, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, issued the following statements in response to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better Plan for infrastructure. 

Fortune: It's time to invest in infrastructure like the economy depends on it

Op-Eds
By Ray LaHood and Jean-Louis Briaud

March 25, 2021

Infrastructure has been underfunded for many years and the consequences are very clear - people forced to go without power, heat, and water, or a whole town affected when a bridge collapses, a dam breaks, or transit fails.

We continue to ignore the inadequacies of our infrastructure at our own peril. For too long, policymakers and elected officials eschewed needed investment, leaving our built networks to suffer—everything from capacity challenges to inadequate maintenance budgets.

Building America's Future Congratulates Pete Buttigieg on His Confirmation as Transportation Secretary

Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2021 – today the U.S. Senate voted 86 to 13 to confirm Pete Buttigieg as the 19th Secretary of Transportation.  In response, Building America’s Future Co-Chairs, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statements.

Building America's Future Statement on President-Elect Biden's American Rescue Plan

Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – January 15, 2021 – Today, Building America’s Future Co-Chairs, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, issued the following statements in response to President-Elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.  

Building America's Future Congratulates Pete Buttigieg on His Nomination to be U.S. Transportation Secretary

Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2020 – In response to President-Elect Joe Biden’s announcement that he will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation, Building America’s Future’s Co-Chairs, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statements:

With a Little Bit of Courage, We Can Get This Done

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October 27, 2020

Technology is the Asphalt of the Future

Blog

By Kerry O'Hare, Building America's Future Board Member

September 11, 2020

Technology is the aphalt of the future.  Think about that.  What a powerful and insightful statement.

While I wish I could take credit for coming up with it - that goes to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto who said it at a hearing several months ago.

Secretary LaHood on Transportation During the Pandemic

News Roundup

On July 13, 2020, Secretary LaHood spoke with WBUR about his thoughts on transportation in the era of COVID-19.  The interview was on NPR's Here and Now with Jeremy Hobson.  Listen to the interview here.