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11.15.21 Advocacy Alert: BIDEN SIGNS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BILL

Historic Bill Signed This afternoon, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The BNP advocated for this important legislation, which will make critical investments in our roads, bridges, water infrastructure, electric grid, and broadband while allowing our community to pursue landmark projects. Importantly, the

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10.13.21 Advocacy Alert: Canadian Border to Open in November

Late last night, U.S. officials announced plans to reopen the U.S. border to vaccinated, non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico beginning in early November. The administration told reporters last night that it does not plan to require vaccinated travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test, a notable difference from Canada’s

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8.10.21 Advocacy Alert: Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

What’s the latest? This morning, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill that will spend $1.2 trillion in total, including $550 billion in new spending. The bill passed 69-30, with all Democrats and 19 Republicans voting in favor. Some Republicans balked at the spending levels in the bipartisan bill,

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Senate to Consider Innovation & Competition Act

The U.S. Senate has begun formal consideration of the U.S. Innovation & Competition Act (S. 1260), previously known as the Endless Frontier Act. This bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, recently passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and a floor vote is expected by

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Gearing up for the political season

The political season is upon us and in our role as the region’s leading business advocacy organization, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is engaged in the process. Like most organizations our size, we engage in political action which includes endorsements and financial support for candidates that support economic development for our

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