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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Sep 03, 2014

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest monthly gain in more than two years. Construction spending rose 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

t felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch

Aug 01, 2014

Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch

Just hours after the House turned down the Senate's highway funding bill, Congress has passed a $10.8 billion bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund. Without the temporary patch, the HTF would have run dry in the next month or ...

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Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Jan 17, 2014

Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Congress on Thursday passed a $1 trillion government spending bill for 2014, which includes a total of $71.3 billion for the Department of Transportation (DOT), our sister site Better Roads reports. The omnibus bill provides $17.8 billion in discretionary (optional) appropriations ...

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SME offers first Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship

Nov 25, 2013

SME offers first Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration will introduce its first Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship in Washington, D.C. during the 2014-2015 legislative season. The SME Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship offers a seasoned mining expert the opportunity to make a positive impact ...

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DOT, HUD spending bills fail to pass Senate, House before recess

Aug 02, 2013

DOT, HUD spending bills fail to pass Senate, House before recess

The proposed spending bills for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed to pass in the Senate and the House this week before lawmakers take a recess , according to our sister site, Better Roads. The Senate rejected ...

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Max Baucus approaches retirement from Senate

Apr 23, 2013

Max Baucus approaches retirement from Senate

Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) will not seek reelection in 2014, our sister publication, Better Roads, reported. Baucus, who also serves as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has worked on transportation legislation like funding  and the Highway Investment, Job Creation and ...

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Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes $50 billion for infrastructure investment

Apr 10, 2013

Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes $50 billion for infrastructure investment

On April 10, President Barack Obama presented Congress with his 2014 fiscal year budget plan. The $3.8 trillion budget plan includes $50 billion for infrastructure investment, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The $50 billion for infrastructure investments includes $40 billion ...

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Energy reps discuss benefits of shale energy in front of Congress

Mar 15, 2013

Energy reps discuss benefits of shale energy in front of Congress

Two shale energy representatives discussed the benefits of shale oil and gas yesterday at a hearing entitled “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices.” The representatives spoke to the United States House of Representatives Natural Resources Subcommittee ...

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House doesn’t pass the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010

Dec 09, 2010

On Dec. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 214-193 against the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010. Because the measure was taken up by the House as a "suspension" — a legislative mechanism requiring a two-thirds majority ...

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Cat exec: Creating jobs top priority with new highway bill

Jul 15, 2010

Fostering long-term economic growth and creating American jobs should be the top priorities in the passage of a new, multi-year federal highway and transit investment bill, Caterpillar Inc., Worldwide Product Manager Larry Tate told attendees at a July 14 hearing ...

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NAPA holds Congress accountable for reauthorization inaction

Jul 02, 2010

With the construction industry continuing to shed jobs, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has mounted a campaign to mobilize the asphalt pavement industry and hold Congress accountable for its inaction on the surface transportation bill. Lack of such legislation is ...

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