GOP chairman: Trump infrastructure bill could be ready ‘closer to the summer

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster(R-Pa.) said Thursday that an infrastructure bill could be ready “closer to the summer” as he begins the bill-writing process following President Trump‘s infrastructure overhaul rollout.  [ MALLORY SHELBOURNE | February 15, 2018 | The Hill] “Peter DeFazio and I are working on a bill together. And based on our conversations at the White House…

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The director of the FBI says the whole of Chinese society is a threat to the US — and that Americans must step up to defend themselves

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday reiterated a commonly held view among US intelligence officials that China is seeking to become a global superpower through unconventional means — but he framed it as both a governmental and a societal threat to the US. [Michal Kranz | February 13, 2018 | Business Insider] Speaking before the…

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Modern Machining & the Need for Speed

Former boxer and machining revolutionary, Titan Gilroy, has an aggressive strategy to combat all the threats to American manufacturing, from outsourcing to the skills gap.   (American Machinist — John Hitch: 2-6-18) The list of obstacles standing in the way of an American manufacturing comeback seems to grow every day. We have the skills gap,…

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A Rising Dollar Yields a Rising Trade Deficit

By John R. Hansen, Advisory Board, Coalition for a Prosperous America Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” That’s undoubtedly true in the complicated world of global trade. But a look at America’s trade flows—and growing trade deficit— clearly indicates that a “strong dollar” has been a significant factor. Case in point:…

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