Tags: reauthorization

NSSGA chair: ‘We must take America back’

Apr 07, 2011

The release of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY 2012 budget plan comes with mixed emotions in the industry, says the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Although the organization says it applauds and shares his interest in consolidating ...

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‘The Road to Reauthorization’ starts on Capitol Hill

Mar 31, 2011

“In the spirit of March Madness, it’s time to get the surface transportation bill on the court and in play,” the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief elected officer, ARTBA 2011 Chairman Bill Cox, told the House Highways ...

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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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House approves 7-month extension of SAFETEA-LU

Mar 03, 2011

The House of Representatives voted 421-4 on March 2 to extend until Sept. 30 federal highway and transit programs that are slated to expire on March 4. The bill — the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, or H.R. 662 — ...

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Mendez, Mica: ‘We’ll have a surface transportation bill by August recess’

Feb 08, 2011

by John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief, sister publication to Aggregates Manager magazine ORLANDO—1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) head Victor Mendez had at least a positive outlook on Feb. 8 at the 1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference, ...

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NAPA’s Mid-Year Meeting lineup: Reauthorization and climate change

Jun 02, 2010

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that the lineup of sessions for its Midyear Meeting will include the latest information about Congress’s progress on the climate change and surface transportation reauthorization bills. The meeting is scheduled for July 26-28, ...

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Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can agree

Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on using innovative financing practices to deliver surface transportation projects that the main reason that reauthorization has been stalled is because ...

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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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Orange flags warn Congress of job losses ahead

Nov 11, 2009

Orange flags warn Congress of job losses ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of last week’s dismal government unemployment data, two leading construction equipment industry trade groups are warning Congress that that the economy will shed more jobs in the coming months unless lawmakers swiftly enact a ...

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Roadblocks to Reauthorization

Aug 01, 2009

Roadblocks to Reauthorization

Stimulus funds jump-start construction in some areas, but long-term funding is needed for sustainable recovery. by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Hungry for business, many aggregates producers are looking for opportunities created through federal highway funding, but the last six months have been a ...

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