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Reflections on the Path Forward

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

May 5, 2021

As we are about to embark on the 9th annual United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America's Infrastructure that will take place May 10-14, this is an ideal time to reflect on where we’ve been and what the future may have in store for transportation.  

Building America's Future Statement on the Senate Republican Infrastructure Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – April 22, 2021 – Today, a group of Senate Republicans lead by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) unveiled a $568 billion infrastructure proposal as a counteroffer to President Biden’s $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan.  In response to the proposal, Building America’s Future’s Co-Chairs former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statement:

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

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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

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By Ed Rendell

April 7, 2021

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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