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Is Trump On the Verge of His Biggest Legislative Humiliation Yet?

The second plank of Trump’s job program is the much touted and much delayed “trillion-dollar infrastructure jobs plan,” favored by White House adviser Steve Bannon. However, the plan has yet to be drawn up and is not scheduled for presentation until next year. It remains to be seen if Trump and Bannon can harmonize their infrastructure jobs program with that of Senate Democrats or the American Society of Civil Engineers.

April 3, 2017

Economists: Obama Plan Would Save At Least 250,000 Jobs

Bloomberg News surveyed a wide range of economists — many of whom work at Wall Street investment banks where the executives have flocked to donate to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign — and they generally seem to agree that the Obama jobs plan (don’t call it a stimulus!) would help stave off a “double-dip” recession: President […]

September 28, 2011

Congressional Approval Ratings Drop To Match Record Lows

New polling information shows that the approval of Congress has dipped near record lows, and voters might express their dissatisfaction in the next election cycle. As The New York Times writes, Congress faces historically low approval ratings as it wades into the debate over the $447 billion jobs package proposed by President Obama, with just […]

September 16, 2011