Tags: President Barack Obama

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of the ...

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DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

Oct 16, 2013

DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

The federal government shutdown that began on October 1 --shutting down many agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) -- may be nearing ...

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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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Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure approvals

May 24, 2013

Obama signs memorandum to expedite infrastructure approvals

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on May 17 that will likely decrease review and approval times for major infrastructure projects, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The memorandum, “Modernizing Federal Infrastructure Review and Permitting Regulations, Policies, and Procedures,” follows an ...

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Obama budget slashes safety investments

Apr 11, 2013

Obama budget slashes safety investments

The FY2014 budget released by the Obama Administration on April 10 increases across-the-board spending by 2 percent, but cuts Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) programs critical to enhancing the safety of aggregates workers. According to a report from the National ...

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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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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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Just in from The Hill: Supreme Court allowing early voting in Ohio

Oct 16, 2012

Just in from The Hill: Supreme Court allowing early voting in Ohio

We all know that Ohio is a battleground state for the presidential election, and it looks like it's heating up even more now. President Barack Obama visited my undergraduate alma mater, Kent State University, and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney also ...

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Congress clears surface transportation extension

Mar 03, 2011

One day after the House passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 by a final vote of 421 to 4, the Senate approved by voice vote March 3 vital legislation to extend highway, transit, and highway safety programs through ...

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AASHTO ‘pleased’ Obama pushing for transportation investment

Oct 13, 2010

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Executive Director John Horsley issued a statement today commending President Barack Obama on his Columbus Day speech that called for bipartisan support to bring about a "fundamental overhaul" of the country's ...

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Volvo Trucks backs Obama on environmental endeavors

May 21, 2010

Denny Slagle, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, participated in an event at the White House today during which President Obama signed a presidential memorandum aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the fuel efficiency of medium- ...

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