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BAF Urges Congress to Include Infrastructure Investment in Jobs Bill

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

San Jose Event: BAF Highlights Importance of Broad Infrastructure Investment

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BAF Praises Historic Infrastructure Investment for High Speed Rail

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Friday, January 29, 2010

NIB Effective Vehicle for Needed Reforms, Job Creation and Infrastructure Investment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, at a news conference on Capitol Hill, a broad coalition of members of Congress, experts and stakeholders called on Congress and the Obama Administration to create a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) to help generate the investment needed for infrastructure projects of regional and national importance.

"America needs a variety of methods -- action by the government and private sector, current and new revenues, and federal leadership and local innovation -- to repair and modernize our nation's infrastructure," said Governor Ed Rendell (PA), Co-chair, Building America's Future. "A National Infrastructure Bank should play a role as a funding and financing vehicle for projects that have major national or regional impact. This is an important reform that is urgently needed to address our nation's infrastructure funding shortfalls."

A National Infrastructure Bank would help improve the nation's roads and highways, bridges, ports, rail (freight and passenger), drinking and waste water treatment plants, smart grid, broadband, and schools.

"Too many of our cities have structurally deficient bridges and outdated water and sewer pipes still made of wood," said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), Co-chair, Building America's Future. "Faced with shrinking revenues and budget deficits, the National Infrastructure Bank could help finance projects that will allow cities and states to provide the high quality of life and safety our citizens deserve."

BAF Praises Infrastructure Investments & Accountability Measures in U.S. House Jobs Bill

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BAF Praises Infrastructure Investments & Accountability Measures in U.S. House Jobs Bill

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Bipartisan, National Infrastructure Coalition Urges U.S. Senate to   Include a National Infrastructure Bank

Calls on Congress to Pass a Six‐Year, Reformed Transportation Bill Next Year

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will invest an  additional $43.3 billion towards infrastructure needs in a variety of areas including highways, transit,  intercity passenger rail, airports, safe drinking water, and school construction.  The U.S. Senate is  expected to consider the jobs package in January 2010.

Building America’s Future and Stakeholders Urge Congress to Frontload Transportation Investments

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Coalition Supports National Infrastructure Bank; Long‐Term Reform

Washington, D.C. – Today Building America's Future (www.BAFuture.org) and stakeholders called on Congress to use the remaining few legislative days of the year to facilitate private investment, economic growth and the creation of jobs through transportation and infrastructure investments.

Historic Energy Grid Modernization Will Help Consumers Save Money; Increase Supply Reliability and Security

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 Washington, DC – Today President Barack Obama announced the largest investment in U.S. history to modernize the nation’s energy grid: $3.4 billion in grant awards to 49 states. The Smart Grid Investment awards are part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), and will be matched by industry financing for a total public‐private investment worth over $8 billion.


In response, Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, issued the following statement:


Building America's Future Letter on High Speed Rail and National Infrastructure Bank

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To the House and Senate Conferees:

As you work to finalize the Fiscal year 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, we urge you to include funding for two priorities important to Building America’s Future: high speed rail and a National Infrastructure Bank.

Building America’s Future Announces New President

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Former White House Official Marcia Hale to Serve as President for Bipartisan and National Infrastructure Coalition.
Kerry O’Hare Promoted to Vice President, Director of Policy.
Sean O’Shea Joins Coalition as Vice President for Outreach and Development.