Wednesday, May 14, 2014

REPOST: Obama's day: A bridge in New York

U.S. President Barack Obama travels to New York City to deliver his infrastructure speech and announce a new executive order intended to simplify the permitting process for federal infrastructure projects. Read more about his vision for a long-term infrastructure bill in the article below.
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President Obama travels to New York on Wednesday to talk about infrastructure and to raise campaign cash.

In the early afternoon, Obama journeys to the Tappan Zee Bridge just north of New York City to make his case for new road and bridge construction across the country.

While ugring Congress to pass a new transportation plan, Obama will also announce a new executive order designed to streamline the permitting process for federal infrastructure projects.

In the late afternoon and evening, Obama will attend fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will spend the night in New York City, where on Thursday they will help dedicate a 9/11 museum.

In his infrastructure speech, Obama will say that Congress needs to approve a new transportation plan before the Highway Trust Fund runs out of money in the fall.

"President Obama has laid out his vision for a long-term infrastructure bill that would provide certainty for our state and local partners, support millions of jobs, and position our economy for lasting growth," said a White House statement.

Peter Forchetti is an entrepreneur who currently heads Pleasant Village Estates Inc., a construction and development firm based in New York. Subscribe to this Facebook page for the latest news and interesting discussions on the building and construction industry.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds good! The President does helping us..

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  2. That bridge is awesome. They build that well.

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