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President's Visit to PortMiami Could Mean More Dollars For Federal Infrastructure Projects

On March 29, President Obama flew to South Florida for a tour of PortMiami and to deliver a speech promoting more private investment in public infrastructure projects. The President proposed raising caps on certain municipal and state bonds and making those bonds available for more projects; he also proposed an additional $4 billion in spending toward certain programs that provide funding for transportation projects. The proposals are part of the administration’s “Partnership to Rebuild America,” which include plans to enact a National Infrastructure Bank (“NIB”) capitalized with $10 billion to spend on public works projects throughout the country. The NIB would issue loans and loan guarantees to eligible projects; these loans could extend to 35 years. The administration has yet to release information regarding how these projects would be paid for, but indicated that it would be addressed next month.

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Categories: Government Affairs
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Author(s): Brooke P. Dolara