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Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

Nov 25, 2015

Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

A group of 26 Democratic senators have sent a letter to the bicameral conference committee currently working on a highway bill, calling for a shorter bill in order to provide more funding. Sens. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) led ...

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Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

Nov 22, 2015

Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday the 36th short-term highway bill patch as Congress works out a unified long-term bill. The new patch will extend funding through Dec. 4, by which time the House and Senate hope to have a the first long-term ...

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House passes $55B spending bill for transportation and housing

Jun 10, 2015

House passes $55B spending bill for transportation and housing

The House of Representatives narrowly passed a spending bill Tuesday night to fund transportation and housing projects. The $55.3 billion bill passed 216-210, according to The Hill. All House Republicans but 31 voted for the bill, but just three Democrats voted ...

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Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

May 28, 2015

Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

  Just as the federal government patches the national transportation fund, Vermont’s governor signed into law a bill to send hundreds of millions to transportation funding. The Vermont Business Journal reported that Governor Peter Shumlin had the backdrop of a new bridge ...

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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

May 18, 2015

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

Efforts to create at least a short-term patch for transportation funding are in the works this week, with one bill, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 2353), set to go before the House of Representatives Rules Committee ...

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Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

May 06, 2015

Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

The Senate and House of Representatives passed a joint budget resolution on Tuesday that calls for massive cuts in the transportation funding. The budget resolution proposes a 22 percent decrease in transportation funding, according to the National Journal. But the joint ...

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NSSGA recognizes outstanding grassroots contributions

Feb 26, 2015

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that it plans to recognize four grassroots advocates for their efforts to influence federal policy. The award presentation will take place during the Closing General Session of the NSSGA Annual ...

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Senate EPW Committee unveils 6-year highway bill

May 13, 2014

Senate EPW Committee unveils 6-year highway bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, the six-year bill would reauthorize surface transportation projects through fiscal year 2020 and is indexed for ...

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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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Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Jan 16, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Can a new transportation bill hit the House floor by August? Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) seems to think so. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said during a committee hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation ...

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Mergers & acquisitions are slow throughout 2012, but supply and demand dynamics bode well for 2013

Jan 01, 2013

Mergers & acquisitions are slow throughout 2012, but supply and demand dynamics bode well for 2013

M&A activity ended 2012 the same way it started — slow. The constant theme throughout the year was uncertainty, which, as I have preached for the past few years, is the kiss of death for transactions. The year brought some ...

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