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Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses after catastrophic overnight ship strike

Last night, the car­go ship Dali struck and caused the col­lapse of Bal­ti­more’s Fran­cis Scott Key Bridge, hin­der­ing marine traf­fic and imped­ing Port of Bal­ti­more oper­a­tions. The inci­dent sent vehi­cles and work­ers into the water, with res­cue efforts and NTSB inves­ti­ga­tions ongo­ing. Pres­i­dent Biden has called for con­gres­sion­al funds to rebuild the span.

Posted inPolicy Topics

Will Democrats unite to defend good deeds of the Biden-Harris administration, or snipe while Republicans fire their guns?

Pro­gres­sive and par­tial­ly con­ser­v­a­tive Democ­rats are split on how quick­ly to approve infra­struc­ture. The Repub­li­cans are direct­ing their fire at the pri­or­i­ties includ­ed in the bud­get rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process. Can Democ­rats unite to wage a strong front in the midterms?

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U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee protects transit investments in Washington

Bil­lions of dol­lars in sore­ly need­ed fund­ing for mass tran­sit and infra­struc­ture projects in Wash­ing­ton State will be includ­ed in the Fis­cal Year 2018 Trans­porta­tion, Hous­ing and Urban Devel­op­ment Appro­pri­a­tions bill now mov­ing to the full Unit­ed States Sen­ate, Pat­ty Mur­ray’s office announced today. “Today, a bipar­ti­san group of sen­a­tors came togeth­er to reject [Don­ald] […]