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Contaminated Water Crisis Surfaces in Chicago

Contaminated Water Crisis Surfaces in Chicago

By Angela Vullo October 3, 2019–On September 23, 2019, Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers called for an emergency hearing in Chicago to determine the causes of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. Chicago has now joined Flint, Newark, and many other American cities in exposing the deadly threat of […]

by October 13, 2019 0 comments Policies

National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) – Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: September 6, 2019   Q: Why is a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) needed? A:  Our nation’s spending on infrastructure has fallen to its lowest level in 70 years: to 2.5% of our nation’s GDP.  That’s half the comparable level in Europe, and 1/3 the level in China.  As […]

by September 7, 2019 0 comments Policies
Martin Luther King Jr. and Kennedy in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 1963

Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy’s Fight for Economic Justice Fifty Years Ago

A 50-Year Train Wreck Anyone who has been on the planet for any period of time knows that this breakdown did not happen yesterday. In fact, some of our rail and water infrastructure goes back 150 years to the Civil War era.  But, for time’s sake, let’s focus on the […]

by September 1, 2019 0 comments RFK & MLK
Will 2020 Bring Winds of Change?

Will 2020 Bring Winds of Change?

By Angela Vullo Aug. 24, 2019–On Sunday night, August 18, MSNBC completed a four-part docuseries called “American Swamp,” which included a segment on infrastructure entitled “Bill to Nowhere.”  The segment detailed both the crisis condition of our national infrastructure and the gridlock in Washington which has failed to address this […]

by August 31, 2019 0 comments Policies
Angela Vullo tesitifies at Lehigh Valley Board of Commissioners, August 2019

Local Paper Covers Vullo Testimony

  Saturday, August 24, 2019   In other business, Angela Vullo from the Committee for the American System, Glass Steagall/National Infrastructure Bank, urged commissioners to support the establishment of an infrastructure bank with interstate authority to finance such ambitious and expensive projects as high-speed rail passenger service. She did not […]

by August 25, 2019 0 comments News Shorts

Draft: A Bill To Create a National Infrastructure Bank

  A BILL To Create a National Infrastructure Bank SECTION 1. FINDINGS a) There is a broad consensus in the United States that we have reached a point where urgent steps must be taken to repair and upgrade our crumbling infrastructure. The nation needs a modern, 21st Century infrastructure and […]

by July 24, 2019 0 comments Policies

Guest OpEd: Stanley Forczek, “National Infrastructure Bank: A Hamiltonian Solution to Today’s Infrastructure Crisis”

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by June 29, 2019 0 comments News Shorts
Resolution for a National Infrastructure Bank Introduced in Illinois

Resolution for a National Infrastructure Bank Introduced in Illinois

Jan. 22, 2019—The following resolution urging Congress to establish a National Infrastructure Bank was introduced into the Illinois state legislature in late December by Representative Mary Flowers (D-31). For a short video explaining how such a bank would work, click here. WHEREAS, The United States is in a deep infrastructure […]

by February 9, 2019 0 comments News Shorts
Congress to Begin Debating Infrastructure

Congress to Begin Debating Infrastructure

Feb. 2, 2019—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Or), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will convene his first hearing on the nation’s infrastructure needs on Thursday, Feb. 7. According to the announcement on the Committee’s site, the hearing is entitled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s […]

by February 9, 2019 0 comments News Shorts
Reinstating Glass-Steagall: A National Imperative

Reinstating Glass-Steagall: A National Imperative

Sept. 28, 2018–The following memorandum, currently being used in Northern Virginia for mobilization in Congress, provides an updated summary of the necessity for the reinstatement. The legislation currently before the Congress has 8 sponsors in the Senate (down due to the death of Sen. John McCain), and 57 in the […]

by February 9, 2019 0 comments Policies