* Nothing to See Here: On the day before Thanksgiving DOT and DOE published an RFI with the hardly-noticeable title “Buy America Request for Information.” Turns out it’s an initial step to reshape the US transportation system! Now that’s pretty bland. “Reshape,” that’s […]
Regulators have cranes in their sights
In the past two months agency officials announced a couple of interesting decisions about cranes. Interesting because cranes are apparently closely monitored by trade officials because of economic security issues. Most likely, the two issues […]
In a full committee mark-up session, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved on March 5 a key bill authorizing $18.7 billion in new investment to the nation’s clean water infrastructure.
The committee approved H.R. 1262, the Water Quality Investment […]
The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing titled, “Stimulating the Economy through Trade: Examining the Role of Export Promotion” Tuesday in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing examined the role of exports in U.S. […]
There are a number of questions that the Stimulus Bill raises or perhaps these issues should be termed problems that it creates. One of them is the “Buy American” clause. Jim Owens, Caterpillar CEO, raised the question, as did Senator […]