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Sam Stein

Obama's Former Top Adviser Urges Him To Learn To Love The Gas Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former top transportation adviser urged him on Wednesday to drop his reluctance and fully embrace a gas-tax inc...

Obama Mocks Congress For Vote

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to move on the transportation funding portion of his jobs bill Wednesday, while simultaneously mocking them for...

Matt Sledge

Beyond Growth Potential, China's High Speed Rail Lessons For U.S. Are Few

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

President Obama's trip to the Brent Spence Bridge on Thursday points to the difficulties inherent in getting specific about infrastructure spending: n...

Sam Stein

Republican Jobs Proposal Gets Law Wrong, Transportation Department Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republican Party's suggestions for how to create infrastructure jobs without spending a dime is unlikely to produce much of a...

Obama Presses Republicans To End 'Political Posturing'

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is appealing to Congress to pass a transportation bill that would put money in the pipeline for roads and constru...

Jennifer Bendery

But Clean Extension of FAA Funding Still Up In The Air

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after President Barack Obama pressed Congress to extend surface transportation funding before it runs out next month, a key House ...

Obama Pushes Congress On Transportation Spending Bill

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will make a push for more transportation spending on Wednesday. The White House says Obama will urge Congress to...

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Extension Of Transportation Funds Currently Set To Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to spur additional job creation, the Obama administration will push Congress to keep surface transportation spendin...

Sam Stein

White House Seeks $53 Billion For High-Speed Rail

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration called on Tuesday for Congress to authorize a significant new investment in high-speed passenger rail systems, ...

Obama Pushes $50 Billion Plan To Create Jobs, Upgrade Transportation Infrastructure

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied for Republican support from Capitol Hill for a burst of spending on transportation project...

Better Transportation Investment Creates More Jobs

Dan_Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan_Smith

With almost one in ten American workers currently unemployed, smart investment in infrastructure is an efficient way to create jobs right now.

Obama Assails GOP, Promotes Jobs In Labor Day Speech

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program Monday that will exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways, and...

Obama Jobs Speech: Help For Small Businesses, Transportation, Energy-Efficient Homes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for a major new burst of federal spending Tuesday, perhaps $150 billion or more, aiming to jolt the w...

Sam Stein

Obama's First 100 Days: 10 Achievements You Didn't Know About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2009 | Politics

Despite the anticipation that accompanies it, the marking of a president's first 100 days in office is a decidedly predictable affair. The White House...

Sam Stein

LaHood Hits Back Hard Against Charges Of "Socialism," "Obama Recession"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood hit back hard on Monday to charges from White House critics that President Barack Obama's economic policies -- ...

Sam Stein

Obama Touts Main Street Success As Wall Street Plunges

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration hosted an event at the Department of Transportation on Tuesday to mark the first case of stimulus money creating infrastructu...