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Five Facts on the US Electric Grid

The bipartisan infrastructure bill that is being considered in Congress includes $73 billion for upgrades to U.S. electric power infrastructure, $46 billion in cybersecurity funding to support critical infrastructure needs, and funds to accelerate development of smart grids, advanced transmission, and next-generation power technologies. Here are five facts on the electric grid in America. Fossil …

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Five Facts on Broadband in America

The bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill awaiting consideration in the House includes $65 billion for broadband, including grants to states for physical infrastructure like towers and cables, discounts for home Internet for disadvantaged families, and WiFi hotspots in schools. Here are five facts about the state of broadband in America. More than 30 million Americans lack …

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Five Facts on Police Reform Proposals

1. Democrats, but not Republicans, would end “qualified immunity” for police officers. The legal doctrine of qualified immunity prevents individual police officers from facing civil lawsuits except in very rare circumstances. The Democrats’ reform bill would end qualified immunity for police officers. Congressional Republicans have suggested that police departments, but not individual officers, face civil liability in instances of officer …

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Five Facts on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposals

While President Biden’s plan would broadly allocate $52 billion to manufacturing, Congress has considered support for specific sectors. The president’s plan would appropriate $52 billion to modernize manufacturing supply chains; invest in capital access programs; and create new finance programs to support debt and equity investments. An earlier bill that focuses on the energy sector, S. 622, …

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Five Facts On Inflation

Inflation has been low in the U.S. for decades. But amid a rebounding economy and a new burst of spending from Washington, some economists are raising concern about the prospect of rising prices. Here are five facts on inflation: The Federal Reserve defines inflation as the “increase in the prices of goods and services over time.” …

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