- The nation had 7.8 million energy-related jobs in 2021, with energy-efficiency jobs employing the most people: 2.2 million. These jobs included providing insulation, improving natural lighting, and manufacturing Energy Star products.
- The federal government spent $36.6 billion on infrastructure in 2022 and transferred another $94.5 billion to states.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden met last week to discuss the country’s debt limit. The debt ceiling will likely come up in the president’s address tomorrow — here’s an updated explanation of the issue.
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