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House subcommittee proposes budget cuts for MSHA and OSHA

Jul 02, 2015

House subcommittee proposes budget cuts for MSHA and OSHA

An appropriations subcommittee in the House of Representatives have proposed cuts for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mining Safety and Health Administration. The proposal to decrease funding came as the House Labor, Health and Humans services, Education ...

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Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

Feb 02, 2015

Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

President Obama has proposed a $478 billion that would pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure over the next six years. Instead of raising the federal gas tax, Obama’s proposal would be paid for with money generated by a one-time tax holiday ...

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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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President Obama calls America’s infrastructure ’embarrassing’

Dec 03, 2014

President Obama calls America’s infrastructure ’embarrassing’

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Highway Trust Fund: A look at who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

Nov 19, 2014

Highway Trust Fund: A look at who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

  The Republicans delivered quite a trouncing in the recent mid-term elections, and conventional wisdom says a Republican Senate, to go along with a Republican House, is probably good for trucking. On the regulatory front, certainly. As for the chances of a ...

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Obama signs WRRDA into law; Legislation marks first water reauthorization in 7 years

Jun 10, 2014

Obama signs WRRDA into law; Legislation marks first water reauthorization in 7 years

President Barack Obama signed the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law on Tuesday, marking the first water projects reauthorization in seven years, Politico reports. The House and Senate both passed the bill last month. The legislation cuts ...

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It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

May 20, 2014

It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

From television news to print stories to blog posts, Infrastructure Week 2014 netted a lot of media coverage and raised the public level of awareness regarding transportation needs and funding, but there is still much work to do. The event followed ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx sends 4-year highway bill to Congress

Apr 29, 2014

Transportation Secretary Foxx sends 4-year highway bill to Congress

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced on Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending a long-term transportation bill to Congress. The bill, dubbed the GROW AMERICA Act, is based on President Barack Obama’s 4-year, $302 billion transportation reauthorization ...

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DOT Chief Foxx: President Obama preparing to send surface transportation reauthorization proposal to Congress

Apr 23, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx: President Obama preparing to send surface transportation reauthorization proposal to Congress

President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on the DOT’s Fast Lane blog that the president plans to send a draft of the legislation to lawmakers, ...

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CBO data show Highway Trust Fund faces shortfall under President Obama’s proposed budget

Apr 21, 2014

CBO data show Highway Trust Fund faces shortfall under President Obama’s proposed budget

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) would run out of money under President Barack Obama’s proposed $302 billion, four-year highway budget, according to data released from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In addition to allocating funds to various transportation sectors, the bill ...

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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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