Despite an $800 billion economic recovery stimulus package targeted at shovel-ready jobs, gross domestic product growth remains slow and unemployment high.
How strange, then, that Congress is considering additional funding for infrastructure in the form of a $10 billion infrastructure bank. The new entity, which would lend funds for transportation projects at low cost, has garnered an unusual array of bipartisan support. Read More
More than half of Texas Republican primary voters are undecided about whom they would nominate to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex, according to a Texas Tribune poll released yesterday. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst comes in second at 27 percent, with everyone else (including all of the conservative favorites) in single digits, probably the result of name recognition. Read More
Thirty senators have signed a letter making it clear that should the Federal Communications Commission implement "net neutrality" regulations during its December 21st meeting, the GOP will force a confrontation on the Senate floor over the rules. Doing so would provide insight into how Republicans, as a minority in the Senate, leverage its control over the House of Representatives to hamstring attempts by the executive branch to rule by regulatory fiat. Read More