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House passes transportation funding patch bill

May 19, 2015

House passes transportation funding patch bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The bill, introduced by Congressmen Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, and Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), House Ways and Means ...

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Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

May 18, 2015

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

Efforts to create at least a short-term patch for transportation funding are in the works this week, with one bill, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 2353), set to go before the House of Representatives Rules Committee ...

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Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

May 06, 2015

Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

The Senate and House of Representatives passed a joint budget resolution on Tuesday that calls for massive cuts in the transportation funding. The budget resolution proposes a 22 percent decrease in transportation funding, according to the National Journal. But the joint ...

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NSSGA wants everyone to ask their representative to co-sponsor the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) to stop proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Apr 27, 2015

NSSGA wants everyone to ask their representative to co-sponsor the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) to stop proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

During the next few weeks, the House will be voting on the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from finalizing the proposed rule on Waters of ...

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NSSGA comments on latest developments in proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Mar 18, 2015

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is, once again, asking for everyone’s help in calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At a ...

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Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

Mar 05, 2015

Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) have introduced a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from “proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or ...

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NSSGA recognizes outstanding grassroots contributions

Feb 26, 2015

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that it plans to recognize four grassroots advocates for their efforts to influence federal policy. The award presentation will take place during the Closing General Session of the NSSGA Annual ...

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Time is running out! Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Jan 27, 2015

Time is running out! Astec launches Highway Trust Fund campaign

Astec Industries is putting pressure on Congress to figure out a long-term Highway Trust Fund plan by launching a campaign titled "Don't Let America Dead End." “Time is running out. America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of rebuilding,” the campaign website ...

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Responses to Obama’s State of the Union address

Jan 21, 2015

Responses to Obama’s State of the Union address

President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan” during his Sate of the Union address on Tuesday night which has led to reaction from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), as well as Building America’s ...

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Obama wants ‘bipartisan infrastructure plan,’ no mention of gas tax hike

Jan 21, 2015

Obama wants ‘bipartisan infrastructure plan,’ no mention of gas tax hike

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan.” However, Obama never mentioned the possibility of raising the federal gas tax. “21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure  — ...

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Portland Cement Association names vice president for government affairs

Jan 15, 2015

Portland Cement Association names vice president for government affairs

The Portland Cement Association has appointed A Todd Johnston as vice president for government affairs, effective 19 January 2015. Johnston will represent PCA and its members with the federal government from the association's Washington office. Johnston joins PCA with a strong record of ...

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Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Dec 15, 2014

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that includes both good and bad news for federal construction accounts in 2015. The bill keeps the ...

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