Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Pete DeFazio

Pelosi: Passing a Wall Street Transport Tax Would Require Overseas Buy-in

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Any proposal to fund new U.S. infrastructure investment by taxing financial transactions — such as Rep. Pete DeFazio’s (D-OR) bill taxing Wall Street oil speculators — would require international participation to prevent the trades in question from migrating overseas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo: MoniqueMonicat) As House Democrats […]

DeFazio: Summers, Geithner Oppose Using Bailout Money on Infrastructure

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As Streetsblog Capitol Hill readers may know, there is no love lost between lawmakers on the House transportation committee and President Obama’s economic advisers. When the Obama administration first pushed to delay the next federal long-term infrastructure bill by 18 months, transport panel chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) quipped that "folks in the economic gang at […]