Tag: Donald Trump

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Telecom execs, industry leaders react to chaos at the U.S. Capital

January 7, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

While the nation looked on in horror as hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, telecom execs and industry leaders took to Twitter. Dating back to 2016, telecommunications executives were bullish on President Donald Trump’s election as […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Biden to spotlight CDC officials shunned by Trump

November 23, 2020


President-elect Joe Biden is putting scientists in charge and back on the stage to restore trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The plans include immediately reviving regular media briefings and giving a central role to long-sidelined career […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Prospect of Republican Senate Majority Narrows Democrats’ Options on Clean Energy Policy

November 4, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The votes are still being tallied to determine whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States. But despite still-undecided outcomes in states including Maine, Georgia and North Carolina as of Wednesday morning, it […]

Social Security, Social Services

House bill looks to boost COLA for Social Security recipients, federal retires

October 21, 2020

Via: FCW

A bill introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) seeks to increase the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment to 3%, up from the 1.3% announced by President Donald Trump earlier this month. The Social Security adjustment also applies […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Trump Administration ‘Slow-Walking’ Offshore Wind Permits: Sen. Whitehouse

September 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, has accused the Trump administration of “slow-walking” offshore wind approvals with an eye toward helping natural gas suppliers. The U.S. offshore wind industry, which is gearing up to deliver 25 gigawatts or so […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Trump Is Sending Fast, Cheap COVID Tests to Nursing Homes — But There’s a Hitch

August 24, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests — touted by one senior official as a “turning point” in arresting the coronavirus’s spread within nursing homes — is running into roadblocks likely to limit how widely they’ll be […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Trump’s Claim That U.S. Tested More Than All Countries Combined Is ‘Pants On Fire’ Wrong

May 1, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Responding to weeks of criticism over his administration’s COVID-19 response, President Donald Trump claimed at a White House briefing that the United States has well surpassed other countries in testing people for the virus. “We’ve tested more than every country […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

WHO officials praise US leaders on coronavirus pandemic response: Trump is doing ‘all he can’

March 25, 2020


The World Health Organization praised the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has spread to all 50 states and infected at least 55,568 U.S. citizens. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out President Donald Trump, whom he said […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Trump Impeachment Not Expected to Impact Waste Industry

December 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

President Donald Trump on December 18 became the third president in history to be impeached. This move is the result of the House passing both articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House voted 230-197 to […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Trump set to meet with tobacco executives, vaping advocates and public health groups

November 22, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Tobacco executives, vaping industry representatives and public health leaders are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. Juul, the market leading e-cigarette manufacturer, will send CEO K.C. Crosthwaite. Altria CEO Howard Willard and Reynolds […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Trump Promotes Gas-to-plastics Project in Pennsylvania

August 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

President Donald Trump made a trip to western Pennsylvania earlier this week to promote a project that would turn gas into plastic products. Trump visited Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which critics claim will be the largest air polluter in the […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Will utilities keep investing in solar after Trump’s tariffs?

January 25, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar equipment cleared up a lot of uncertainty for the energy sector. But the decision also left lingering questions and fears over the future of the solar industry — and utility […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Trump’s Budget Would Be Disastrous for Chicago Transit

March 31, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Donald Trump’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare last week represented the first major defeat for his fledgling administration. But obviously there are still many future battles to be fought. Among the most pressing issues is the proposed budget he […]