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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 to consider legislation to increase development of “strategic and critical minerals”

Jul 10, 2013

House to consider legislation to increase development of “strategic and critical minerals”

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation tomorrow that would classify aggregates as "strategic and critical," according to a report from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV) authored the legislation, known as ...

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Safety hits all-time high in 2012

Apr 09, 2013

Safety hits all-time high in 2012

According to data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 2012 had the lowest fatality rate in the history of U.S. mining, with 0.0107 deaths per 200,000 hours worked and a reportable injury rate of 2.56 per 200,000 ...

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Obama pushes $21 billion infrastructure improvement bill

Apr 03, 2013

Obama pushes $21 billion infrastructure improvement bill

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to pass a $21 billion package to improve the United States’ infrastructure, our sister publication Better Roads reported. The proposed publicly- and privately-funded plan, which will be included in Obama’s budget April 10, includes $10 ...

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RAMCO’s Slab Buster reduces/eliminates need for additional hammers

May 10, 2012

RAMCO’s Slab Buster reduces/eliminates need for additional hammers

Having more tool options can reduce or eliminate the need for additional hammers or rental equipment.The RAMCO Slab Buster is the professional’s tool of choice for the demolition of bridge decks, heavy foundations, airport runways, etc. Conventional tools not only wear ...

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$3.54 billion capital transportation program proposed for New Jersey DOT, NJ Transit

May 27, 2010

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a proposed Transportation capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT in the amount of $3.54 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The FY 11 spending plan includes a $200 million ...

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Will the Equipment Industry Recover from the Recession?

May 10, 2010

A survey conducted by the Association of Equipment Distributors confirms impact of the industry depression and recovery priorities.  Compiled by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News/Digital Editor AED’s 2010 Government Affairs Survey, conducted during the first two weeks of April, provides important about the ...

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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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House OKs $15 billion jobs bill, Senate to vote on amendments March 16

Mar 12, 2010

Congressional Democrats made headway on their top legislative priority — job creation — when the House of Representatives approved a $15 billion package of tax credits and highway construction. The 217-to-201 vote gave Democrats a much-needed victory after weeks of ...

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$450 billion omnibus spending bill passed; core highway program receives $41.07

Dec 16, 2009

Included in the $450 billion omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Dec. 10, a $67.9 billion Transportation-HUD spending bill lead the six-bill package. The House voted 221 to 202 in support of the bill, however, with the majority of ...

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