This year’s resolution
2012-2013: Transportation Infrastructure
Resolved: the United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States.
2013-2014: Economic Engagement
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.
Debate Central Resources
Infrastructure policy — introduction – 2012-2013
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