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House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

Jul 16, 2014

House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

The House has passed a $11 billion plan to pay the federal government’s share of road and bridge repairs for the next 10 months. With time –and money – running out, the House recognizes that immediate action is needed. It voted ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing ...

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House considers THUD bill; Senate Appropriations Committee releases text of its version of bill

Jun 09, 2014

House considers THUD bill; Senate Appropriations Committee releases text of its version of bill

The House is considering an appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), which approves $52 billion for the two departments through September 2015. The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill last month, moving it to ...

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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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NSSGA approves of House passage of water infrastructure bill

Oct 29, 2013

NSSGA approves of House passage of water infrastructure bill

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Thursday its approval of the House passing the new water infrastructure bill. The House passed the measure -- the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) -- last Wednesday with a ...

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House reauthorizes federal waterways spending for first time in six years

Oct 24, 2013

House reauthorizes federal waterways spending for first time in six years

The House has passed its version of a bill that reauthorizes federal waterways spending for the first time since 2007, our sister site, Better Roads, reports. The bill, H.R. 3080, is an $8.2 billion measure that will authorizes work to begin ...

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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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White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

Jul 24, 2013

White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports the Senate’s proposed $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The statement comes one day after the ...

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White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the House’s proposed spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill calls for $44.1 billion ...

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Senate, House Appropriations Committees approve DOT, HUD budgets

Jun 28, 2013

Senate, House Appropriations Committees approve DOT, HUD budgets

Both Senate and House Appropriations Committees yesterday approved budgets for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $54 billion budget by a vote of 22-8, according to our sister site, Better Roads. Another report from Better Roads notes ...

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House Democrats propose $5.5 billion bill for bridge repairs

Jun 21, 2013

House Democrats propose $5.5 billion bill for bridge repairs

House Democrats have introduced a bill to spend $5.5 billion on bridge repairs in the United States, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The proposed bill--the Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges (SAFE Bridges) Act--would affect more than 150,000 structurally deficient bridges. Congress ...

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Congress introduces toxic chemicals legislation

May 10, 2010

Congress introduced legislation this week to revamp the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to the National Asphalt Association (NAPA). The Senate version, "Toxic Chemicals Safety Act" would shift the burden of assessing chemical safety away from ...

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