“Obama directed several federal agencies to identify “high-impact, job-creating infrastructure projects” that can be expedited now, without congressional approval.
“…the administration can make a fair amount of progress on its own infrastructure goals without the help of Congress. Obama’s order on Wednesday was issued in similar spirit to other smooth-government activities designed to get stuff done. The Energy Department already is using a technology-related “dashboard” to allow businesses and consumers to track government projects, which will now be extended to other federal agencies. The Transportation Department has been developing its own “infrastructure bank” to help direct technical assistance and federal money to high-impact road and bridge projects. That idea will now be shared among other agencies.
Source: The Atlantic
The Treaty of Tripoli, signed 1797
Next time anyone tries to tell you the US was founded on anything remotely related to Christianity, just pull this out. Also, to give the date context, this was signed only ten years after the ratification of our Constitution, which also has no reference to Christianity or religious authority of any kind.