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Rebuilding in Florida’s Keys, at what cost?

September 21, 2017 | CBS News | Transportation & Infrastructure

Like pioneers in a wagon train, a long line of homeowners has crossed the bridges back down to the Florida Keys, determined to reclaim their... Read More

Thankful Corker Stood Up To Pentagon Spending

September 21, 2017 | The Chattanoogan | National Security

I’m writing to thank Senator Bob Corker for his principled stand on the issue of Pentagon spending.  Earlier this week, Senator Corker voted... Read More

America Needs More Common Sense on Pentagon Spending

September 21, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

Congress is gambling with America's fiscal future by continuing to throw money at the Pentagon... Read More

Congress cannot squander a rare opportunity for reform

September 14, 2017 | The Washington Times | Budget & Tax

If you believe Congress should focus on cutting taxes for the American people, reducing the size of government, and ending decades of wasteful... Read More

Will Rebuilding After Harvey and Irma Make More Flooding Inevitable?

September 13, 2017 | The New Yorker | Transportation & Infrastructure

The aim of the National Flood Insurance Program, which was created by Congress, in 1968, in the aftermath of Hurricane Betsy, is to provide... Read More

Spending Battles Are Likely Still Brewing Despite Bipartisan Agreement on Hurricane Aid

September 12, 2017 | Governemnt Executive | Transportation & Infrastructure

The bill President Trump signed on Friday providing $15.25 billion for hurricane relief efforts was at best a down payment. Damages from... Read More

National Flood Insurance Program Extended Until Dec. 8

September 12, 2017 | Insurance Journal | Transportation & Infrastructure

President Donald Trump last Friday signed legislation reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 8, 2017, which buys more... Read More

America needs a more realistic and sustainable approach to disaster aid

September 11, 2017 | Orlando Sentinel | Transportation & Infrastructure

While Hurricane Irma was barreling through the Caribbean this past week and bearing down on Florida, the balance in the Federal Emergency... Read More

Congress considers the fate of the Navy’s speedy but troubled combat ship

September 11, 2017 | 89.3 KPCC | National Security

Congress is getting ready to decide the fate of the Littoral Combat Ship program. The speedy, high-tech warship designed to operate near shorelines has been plagued with delays, mechanical problems and cost overruns throughout its life.... Read More

The Costs of Recovery After the Storms

September 11, 2017 | WCVB5 ( Hearst Media Syndicated) | Transportation & Infrastructure

Hurricane Irma will make landfall this weekend in Florida, following the destruction in Houston left by Hurricane Harvey, and preceding... Read More

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September 21, 2017

Lots of Lawmaker To-Dos

Congress may have kicked the end of fiscal year spending issue can down the legislative road for a couple... Read More