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Infrastructure plan highlights shortage of skilled workers

Jun 28, 2021
The job-creating infrastructure package is being debated at a time when millions of skilled blue-collar workers are nearing retirement.
President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would make roughly a trillion dollars available to repair roads, bridges and other systems.
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Shortage of semiconductors is a security risk, and what the U.S. can do about it

Apr 21, 2021
Semiconductors are in almost everything, including military equipment, and we don’t have enough of them.
Biden’s infrastructure proposal calls for $50 billion to create a technology directorate that would focus, in part, on semiconductor manufacturing.
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What counts as "infrastructure"? Home health care, Biden administration says

Mar 31, 2021
Along with money for bridges and highways, the proposal calls for higher wages for home health aides.
Counting home health care as a definitive part of infrastructure could mean better compensation for home health care workers moving forward.
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Infrastructure plan would invest in U.S. ports

Mar 31, 2021
The modernization plan could expand port capacity and create jobs along the supply chain.
Container ships outside the Port of Long Beach in California. Officials say it will be focusing on rail construction.
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Biden wants to nearly double U.S. spending on science

Mar 29, 2021
The president says he'd like to increase spending to about 2% of the country's GDP — closer to what it was in the 1960s.
Artificial intelligence, like the AI used in these robots, is one of the main areas of scientific research this spending would go towards.
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On infrastructure, Donald Trump has a math problem

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Feb 12, 2018
Today, the White House outlined a $1.5 trillion plan to deal with our nation’s infrastructure problems — everything from waterways to highways to commercial space infrastructure. But the federal government plans to provide just $200 billion of that $1.5 trillion. Where would the rest come from? Mostly from state and local governments, who already feel burdened […]

Trump’s plan to rebuild U.S. roads relies on local dollars

Feb 12, 2018
The massive infrastructure plan’s path through a polarized Congress isn’t clear.
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President Trump to outline infrastructure plan

Feb 12, 2018
Budget deal … done. Tax plan … done. Now to infrastructure reform. President Donald Trump is set to release his plan for how to update the nation’s roads, bridges and water systems today. If this all sounds familiar, it’s because the White House has been promising the plan was coming “soon” since Trump came to office.  […]

Where’s the money behind President Trump’s infrastructure plan?

Jan 30, 2018
President Donald Trump is expected to talk about his infrastructure plan in tonight’s State of the Union speech. The president has lots of big ideas. But it’s not clear how they would be paid for.   Click the audio player above to hear the full story.