ECONOMY/ENVIRONMENT/INFRASTRUCTURE/JOBS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to advance infrastructure projects that create high-quality jobs for American workers, enhance productivity, improve quality of life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic growth.
Sec. 2. Establishment of Council. There is established in the Department of Commerce the Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure (Council).
Sec. 3. Membership of Council. (a) The Council shall be composed of not more than 15 members. The members shall be appointed by the President and drawn from the public with relevant experience or subject-matter expertise to represent the interests of the following infrastructure sectors:
(i) real estate;
(iv) communications and technology;
(v) transportation and logistics;
(vii) environmental policy;
(viii) regional and local economic development; and
(ix) other sectors determined by the President to be of value to the Council…
Sec. 4. Mission of Council. The Council shall study the scope and effectiveness of, and make findings and recommendations to the President regarding, Federal Government funding, support, and delivery of infrastructure projects in several sectors, including surface transportation, aviation, ports and waterways, water resources, renewable energy generation, electricity transmission, broadband, pipelines, and other such sectors as determined by the Council.“
-Donald Trump, “Establishing a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure,” whitehouse.gov, Jul. 19, 2017
[Note: Read the full Executive Order signed by Donald Trump.]