Zach Israel

Zach Israel
New Poll Finds Trump Skinny Budget Cuts Unpopular With Public

So far, the public likes only the plus side of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on March 24.

ProPublica Publishes List of more than 400 Trump Administration hires

On March 8, 2017 the investigative news organization ProPublica published a list of more than 400 Trump Administration hires throughout all federal agencies that have been made (without Senate confirmation). ProPublica compiled the list through FOIA requests made with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 

Senate Democrats Announce Infrastructure Plan, While Trump Team Supposedly Compiles Infrastructure Priority List
On January 24, 2017 Senate Democrats’ unveiled their “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure,” a 10-year, $1 trillion proposal to “rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and create 15 million middle-class jobs.” Also on Jan. 24., a document leaked out listing 50 infrastructure projects compiled and shared by President Donald Trump’s transition team, and put together by a Washington-based consulting firm. President Trump also signed an Executive Order on Jan. 24, entitled “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects.”