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The National Infrastructure Bank: A Cure-All for America’s Infrastructure Woes?

By Dennis Lytton The first infrastructure bank bill was proposed by Congress in 2007, and some iteration of it has been reintroduced in every Congress since. Beginning in 2009, the Obama Administration identified the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) as an important goal for enhancing surface transportation financing. The President recently renewed that…

Domestic Policy in 2014

The year 2013 certainly provided no shortage of fodder for policy wonks. We faced off over the debt limit and government shutdown, scraped together a budget deal, alternatively debated and ignored immigration reform, witnessed the shaky rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges, confronted the realities of our government’s surveillance in the name of…