Blog Post
12/09/2021
By Donald A. Rea

The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in BST Holdings, L.L.C. v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2021 WL 5279381 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2021)(Unpublished), recently extended a sweeping stay of OSHA’s vaccination mandate for companies with 100 employees or more until the full evidentiary hearing on motions for preliminary and permanent injunctions. 

Blog Post
11/15/2021
By Brandon A. Brauer and Jordan D. Rosenfeld

Development through public-private partnerships or “P3s” has increased sharply in the past several years, and is poised for an even bigger jump thanks to Uncle Sam. The infrastructure bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week as H.R. 3684 and which President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021, aims to directly increase P3 spending by tens of billions of dollars. The bill is also likely to dramatically increase the number of P3 projects by making hundreds of billions of dollars available for infrastructure improvements across the United States.

Blog Post
11/11/2021
By Brandon A. Brauer and Jordan D. Rosenfeld

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed in the House of Representatives on Friday, November 4th and President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021, includes an important, permanent streamlining to the federal permitting and environmental review process for large infrastructure projects. Known as “One Federal Decision” or “OFD,” it has been fairly overshadowed amongst the headlines about the bill (it comprises only about 15 of the 2,700 pages), but it has the potential to have a profound impact on the timeline for bringing a project to completion.

Blog Post
08/16/2021
By Donald A. Rea

On August 9, 2021, the Senate passed a heavily amended version of the INVEST in America Act approving $1 trillion in infrastructure funding. That same day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her promise that the House will not consider the infrastructure bill until Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation and jobs package is passed. However, nine moderate Democrats wrote Pelosi a letter last week stating exactly the opposite position, i.e., they will refuse to support the jobs bill until the House votes on the infrastructure bill.

Blog Post
07/30/2021
By Donald A. Rea

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) approved by the House of Representatives cleared its first hurdle in the Senate. The Senate voted 67 to 32 (with one senator absent) to proceed to debate on the bill.

Blog Post
07/02/2021
By Donald A. Rea

Despite President Biden’s approval of a bipartisan infrastructure plan, the House of Representatives passed HR 3684 known as the Invest in America Act, and sponsored by Representative Peter DeFazio(D) of Oregon, yesterday along party lines with a vote of 221 to 201.

Pages