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Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.

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Planned new $1B U.S.-Canada bridge to create thousands of jobs

A new billion-dollar bridge between Detroit and Windsor., the busiest border crossing from Canada to the U.S., will create 10,000 new jobs on the U.S. side, and it'll be built with U.S. and Canadian steel.

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Labor pushes for highway-mass transit bill, GOP blocks

The bill would approve highway and mass transit construction money for the next two years, creating tens of thousands of jobs. And civil engineers say there are now thousands of  structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges.

Hackers target U.S. water systems

In the continuously threatening rise of cyber attacks, hackers have destroyed a pump that piped water to homes throughout a city in Illinois.

Baltimore town hall demands jobs, funding communities, return of troops

Speakers at a town hall meeting here Sept. 26 demanded that Congress "bring the troops, bring the war dollars home" and use the trillions in revenues to create jobs, fund education, healthcare, and other vital needs.

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Black Caucus message: Pass jobs programs now!

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its 41st Legislative Conference with resounding calls for quick passage of President Obama's $450 billion jobs program and jobs bills introduced by CBC members.

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Tea party tries to stop hurricane cleanup

Hurricane Irene is history, but the cleanup efforts and a new controversy over allocation of federal money remain.

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In Illinois, high-speed rail seen as economic engine

CHICAGO, Ill. - In an effort to boost local and statewide economic development Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said they are committed to improving passenger and freight rail operations in Illinois. Their initiatives include high-speed rail and making Illinois an inland port and transportation hub for the Midwest.

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