Earl Blumenauer

December 4, 2013

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Proposes 15-cent Increase to the Federal Gas Tax

Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduces the UPDATE Act to raise the federal gas tax and support transportation infrastructure at a federal level.

September 13, 2013

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Assesses Government's Short-Sighted Response to Natural Disasters and Climate Change

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and as the threats of climate change become more apparent, Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer explains why our current federal policy on natural disaster recovery is both fiscally unsustainable and life threatening.

October 25, 2012

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Explores State of Transit Development in Rail~Volution Plenary

Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon's plenary remarks at the 2012 Rail~Volution conference in Hollywood.

July 23, 2012

Congressman Blumenauer and Supervisor Yaroslavsky Assess Recently Signed Federal Transportation Bill MAP-21

A joint interview with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the implications of MAP-21 on national and regional transportation investment.

May 11, 2018

Congress' Earl Blumenauer On Federal Policy Making Challenges & Opportunities

Rep. Blumenauer discusses the challenges of dealing with infrastructure funding under the Trump administration, and his goals of reforming the farm bill process that dominates our food system.

April 3, 2017

A Federal Point of View on California’s Infrastructure Investment Package

Rep. Blumenauer offers exclusive comments on California's landmark road and transportation funding package.

August 7, 2015

A Reality Check: Do Too Many Republicans Want to Defund Federal Surface Transportation Investment?

Congressman Earl Blumenauer advocates for increasing the gas tax in the context of America's failing infrastructure.

February 26, 2015

VX2015: California & National Energy Leaders Discuss DG’s Impact on Grid Management

The VerdeXchange 2015 opening plenary “The Future is Now—The Green Economy Going to Scale” considers the remaining work to be done by government and business as “sustainability” becomes mainstream.

February 26, 2012

Rep. Blumenauer Opines: Congress’ ‘Terrible’ Transportation Bill

Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Portland explains how a Republican-sponsored transportation bill aims to meet highway funding through shifting public transit monies to the general fund. On February 23, Speaker John Boehner announced that Republicans would rework the bill and intended to eliminate controversial provisions on public transportation.

October 7, 2011

Congress: Partisanship Hogties Federal Transportation Funding

US Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has staunchly supported public investment in transportation systems, water infrastructure, and livable cities. With the House in apparent gridlock, however, passing what have traditionally been banal, bipartisan bills is now a game of high-stakes political chicken. The congressman discusses where infrastructure bills are now and what we can expect next from Washington.

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