With a single tweet, President Trump ended months of speculation as to whether or not Congress would provide another round of COVID relief before the election. As he announced on Twitter, the President has his sights on passing a post-election “major Stimulus Bill.” While the outcome of the election is unforeseeable, the need for major stimulus for the water infrastructure community is something every voter can get behind.
The loyal readers of my blog posts (hi mom!) know that I’m endlessly fascinated with infrastructure. I’ve yet to come across a port, a dam, or even a sewer system that I haven’t wanted to know more about. How did it get built? Did Congress play a role? Was it completed on time (ha!)? Or on budget (hahahahahaha!)? Did anyone lose their job (or reputation) in the process? Years ago when my husband and I started taking summer road trips we’d happen upon a beautiful old bridge and he’d ask me if I wanted to stop. My answer was always an enthusiastic, “YES!” These days, my husband doesn’t bother to ask. He just pulls over to let me indulge my inner infrastructure geek (or he speeds up hoping I won’t notice the structure). Continue Reading