While President Joe Biden attended a groundbreaking Friday for a $20 billion Intel computer chip factory in Ohio, Wisconsin and other midwestern states have yet to announce federally funded semiconductor projects that could yield thousands of jobs in manufacturing and construction.
During President Joe Biden’s Labor Day visit to Milwaukee’s Labor Fest, he touted his accomplishments to date, including a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. What he failed to mention is that his administration is imposing anti-competitive policies that almost exclusively benefit one category of construction workers over another.
President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo are announcing on Friday $1 billion worth of federal grants for manufacturing, clean energy, farming, biotech and other sectors that will go to 21 regional partnerships.
The developers of a proposed copper-nickel mine upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota sued the Biden administration Monday to seek the reinstatement of federal mineral rights leases that are crucial to the $1.7 billion project.
The head of a nationwide contractor association said on Thursday that a new federal rule for project labor agreements for federal projects worth $35 million or more would place burdensome restraints on contractors and hurt disadvantaged construction businesses.