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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
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

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
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
Draft Legislation to Create a National Bank for Infrastructure

Draft Legislation to Create a National Bank for Infrastructure

Nov. 3, 2018–Once the separation between commercial banking and speculation has been re-established, the problem of a supply of cheap, long-term credit for the physical economy is easily solvable. Given the enormous needs for infrastructure building and rebuilding, this will require Federal credit and Federal credit guarantees. There are various means by […]

by February 9, 2019 0 comments Policies