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".......An engineer's report from 2018, released Saturday, noted significant structural concerns caused by failed waterproofing under the pool deck. It also said the parking garage's walls, beams and columns had "abundant cracking."

"The failed waterproofing is causing major structural damage to the concrete structural slab below these areas. Failure to replace the waterproofing in the near future will cause the extent of the concrete deterioration to expand exponentially," it said.

A month after that survey was presented to residents, a city building official told the condo board that the building is "in very good shape." The official, Ross Prieto, has since denied seeing the report. 

When a representative of the building's condo board emailed Prieto in 2019 about concerns related to the structure of the building and nearby construction,

Prieto responded, "there is nothing for me to check."..................

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Senators finally unveil $1TRILLION infrastructure bill: $66B for railways in largest spending since creation of Amtrak, $55B on clean water to replace every lead pipe in US and $7.5B for network of electric vehicle charging stations 

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After much delay, senators finally unveiled a $1trillion infrastructure package Sunday night that includes historic funding for railways, clean water and electric car charging stations.

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

Senators finally unveil $1TRILLION infrastructure bill: $66B for railways in largest spending since creation of Amtrak, $55B on clean water to replace every lead pipe in US and $7.5B for network of electric vehicle charging stations 

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After much delay, senators finally unveiled a $1trillion infrastructure package Sunday night that includes historic funding for railways, clean water and electric car charging stations.

Hopefully this will pass, but I have serious doubts that it will.  The GOPers will do something to kill it.

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1 hour ago, ElCid said:

Hopefully this will pass, but I have serious doubts that it will.  The GOPers will do something to kill it.

Think there is enough Republican supporters to pass the bill.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/01/susan-collins-infrastructure-bill-501965

Democrats need to restrain from tacking on other amendments which the GOP may not support. Concentrate on the PHYSICAL infrastructure only, leave everything else separate! 

 

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1 hour ago, ElCid said:

Hopefully this will pass, but I have serious doubts that it will.  The GOPers will do something to kill it.

A.O.C.  has already said "we" will not vote for this bill.

 

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1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

A.O.C.  has already said "we" will not vote for this bill.

 

That is incorrect.   Once it is passed the Senate, Mitch cannot do anything about the reconciliation bill.  AOC wants to see the reconciliation bill move forward once they have the infrastructure bill in the bag before she signs it.  A big difference.  So she said on State of the Union yesterday.

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Senate votes 69-30 to PASS $1.2T infrastructure bill: 19 Republicans including Mitch McConnell join Dems to approve package that paves way for $3.5 trillion budget spending spree 

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday handed President Joe Biden a $1 trillion win, promising years of investment in roads, bridges and internet access. It passed on a vote of 69 to 30 as 19 Republicans joined Democratic senators in voting in favor of the bipartisan bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said before the vote: 'There's been detours and everything else, but this will do a whole lot of good for America.'

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

Senate votes 69-30 to PASS $1.2T infrastructure bill: 19 Republicans including Mitch McConnell join Dems to approve package that paves way for $3.5 trillion budget spending spree 

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday handed President Joe Biden a $1 trillion win, promising years of investment in roads, bridges and internet access. It passed on a vote of 69 to 30 as 19 Republicans joined Democratic senators in voting in favor of the bipartisan bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said before the vote: 'There's been detours and everything else, but this will do a whole lot of good for America.'

A great day for America and the American people.

Now if Pelosi just doesn't screw it up.

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1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Spending spree is right.      Hopefully Biden vetoes this budget bill.

 

Why?  The United States is in dire shape with its infrastructure that ONLY government will take care of.  While the private sector will do the work, only government will fund it.   Should have began many, many years ago.

If 19 Republicans voted for it, there is no way it is a "spending spree."  

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Since Infrastructure Week was a term Trump used for his lies about doing something, perhaps it is time to change the thread title as it appears that Biden, the Dems and some Republicans who actually care about America are close to doing it.

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24 minutes ago, ElCid said:

Why?  The United States is in dire shape with its infrastructure that ONLY government will take care of.  While the private sector will do the work, only government will fund it.   Should have began many, many years ago.

If 19 Republicans voted for it, there is no way it is a "spending spree."  

I was talking about the bloated 3.5 trillion budget bill.     Unless Biden can get Congress to approve increased tax revenues (which is unlikely due to GOP opposition)  I can't support a budget of that size.

Yea,  I know the GOP are the frauds here;  Under Trump cutting taxes way too much,  while working with Dems to pass budgets that increase spending in most areas,  but that being said,   I don't want Biden and Congress to continue this.     This will drive inflation which will only increase the cost of the massive deficits.

 

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28 minutes ago, ElCid said:

Why?  The United States is in dire shape with its infrastructure that ONLY government will take care of.  While the private sector will do the work, only government will fund it.   Should have began many, many years ago.

If 19 Republicans voted for it, there is no way it is a "spending spree."  

I think the article and JJG were  referring to the proposed reconciliation bill to follow as a "spending spree."

That has a long way to go.

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From CNN:

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today saying they will not support the now-Senate-passed infrastructure bill until Democrats warned the House leadership that a majority of their members will withhold their support for a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill until their priorities are included in the larger spending package that will be taken up this fall.

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus has recently concluded an internal survey of its 96 members regarding the urgency of ensuring that a narrow bipartisan infrastructure agreement is enacted on the condition that a robust package of social, human and climate infrastructure – reflecting all Democrats’ longstanding priorities – is simultaneously passed by simple majorities in Congress through the budget reconciliation process,” they wrote.

In their letter – signed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Katie Porter and Ilhan Omar – they write that they “encourage” the leaders to “engage with our caucus” and “that the Senate first adopts this reconciliation package before House consideration of any bipartisan infrastructure legislation” putting them at odds with House moderates who wrote to Pelosi urging her to put the bipartisan infrastructure package up for a vote without pairing it to the broader package.

 

Note that one of these members of the House is Katie Porter,  who represents my district.   If she votes no on this bipartisan infrastructure bill,  I highly doubt I'll vote for her again.    (but I still might because so far any potential GOP candidate is a nut case Trumper,  and there isn't a Dem moderate that has what it takes to run against Porter). 

 

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the democrats are complete heineys if they let a handful of their party's radical wack jobs bring down a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

seriously is nancy pelosi that stupid or his schumer even more stupid if he lets her do it without a squawk?

 

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6 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

From CNN:

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today saying they will not support the now-Senate-passed infrastructure bill until Democrats warned the House leadership that a majority of their members will withhold their support for a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill until their priorities are included in the larger spending package that will be taken up this fall.

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus has recently concluded an internal survey of its 96 members regarding the urgency of ensuring that a narrow bipartisan infrastructure agreement is enacted on the condition that a robust package of social, human and climate infrastructure – reflecting all Democrats’ longstanding priorities – is simultaneously passed by simple majorities in Congress through the budget reconciliation process,” they wrote.

In their letter – signed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Katie Porter and Ilhan Omar – they write that they “encourage” the leaders to “engage with our caucus” and “that the Senate first adopts this reconciliation package before House consideration of any bipartisan infrastructure legislation” putting them at odds with House moderates who wrote to Pelosi urging her to put the bipartisan infrastructure package up for a vote without pairing it to the broader package.

 

Note that one of these members of the House is Katie Porter,  who represents my district.   If she votes no on this bipartisan infrastructure bill,  I highly doubt I'll vote for her again.    (but I still might because so far any potential GOP candidate is a nut case Trumper,  and there isn't a Dem moderate that has what it takes to run against Porter). 

 

That's the problem, nothing else should be added, this should be a physical infrastructure bill only - highways, bridges, water / sewer, etc.

Handle other issues separately.

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1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:

the democrats are complete heineys if they let a handful of their party's radical wack jobs bring down a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

seriously is nancy pelosi that stupid or his schumer even more stupid if he lets her do it without a squawk?

 

Hey Donald Trump and His aaasss-kissers in Congress never got close to anything resembling an infrastructure bill!  Biden and the Dems have gone significantly further.   All we need are stupid Joe Manchin and Kristin Sinema to get with the program 

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17 minutes ago, hamradio said:

That's the problem, nothing else should be added, this should be a physical infrastructure bill only - highways, bridges, water / sewer, etc.

Handle other issues separately.

That is what the Dems want to do with the separate bill.  The progressives want to make sure that it gets there before they will vote for today’s bill.

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5 hours ago, mr6666 said:

 

The result is Bernie requiring a rabies vaccine. :lol:

(A BIPARTISAN BILL...the heresy.)

 

The only one's angrier will be those spoiled having to wait on flagmen for highway repairs.

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23 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

I was talking about the bloated 3.5 trillion budget bill.     Unless Biden can get Congress to approve increased tax revenues (which is unlikely due to GOP opposition)  I can't support a budget of that size.

Yea,  I know the GOP are the frauds here;  Under Trump cutting taxes way too much,  while working with Dems to pass budgets that increase spending in most areas,  but that being said,   I don't want Biden and Congress to continue this.     This will drive inflation which will only increase the cost of the massive deficits.

 

Thanks for the clarification.  I also have serious concerns about the $3.5 Billion "infrastructure" plan.   Too much of it is not related to infrastructure in the real sense.

I am hopeful that Pelosi will allow the real infrastructure bill to come to the floor and enough GOPers will vote for it to counteract any stupidity on the part of the extreme liberal/socialist Dems. 

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14 hours ago, Arturo said:

Hey Donald Trump and His aaasss-kissers in Congress never got close to anything resembling an infrastructure bill!  Biden and the Dems have gone significantly further.   All we need are stupid Joe Manchin and Kristin Sinema to get with the program 

Manchin and Sinema voted for this bill.  However, the oppose the $3.5 Billion bill and I probably do as well.

13 hours ago, Arturo said:

That is what the Dems want to do with the separate bill.  The progressives want to make sure that it gets there before they will vote for today’s bill.

My understanding is that the Progressives will not vote for the infrastructure bill unless the $3.5 Billion bill is passed by the Senate and the House as well.

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