Joe Biden promised that he would prioritize rebuilding America’s middle class, and often that starts with “kitchen table issues” like improving transportation infrastructure and new economic policies that lead to the creation of more jobs. Are there significant actions President Biden can take regarding infrastructure in his first 100 days? What does former presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s appointment as Secretary of Transportation mean? What role can companies have in shaping policy or investments in infrastructure? How will the president’s vision for a greener future for American energy impact infrastructure, at least initially?
In the second episode of Insider Insights: 100 Days of Biden, Jim Wiltraut and Terry Heubert, Government Relations Principals at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, dive into what President Biden’s first 100 days will look like for those businesses and organizations that occupy the transportation and infrastructure sectors.
As part of this episode, Terry and Jim cover:
- Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio’s plan for infrastructure and whether it can be an early bipartisan win for the Biden administration.
- Pete Buttigieg’s qualifications for Secretary of Transportation and what the department may look like under his leadership.
- How private business can influence legislation in transportation and infrastructure in President Joe Biden’s first 100 days.
- Congressional earmarks: Will they return under a democrat-led congress? Is it a good idea?
- COVID-19’s impact on infrastructure and transportation, especially as it relates to airports and airlines.