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Not even Caterpillar can escape Donald Trump’s disses

Not even Caterpillar can escape Donald Trump’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2015

In perhaps a prime example of just how far Donald Trump will reach to underscore his "Make America Great Again" ...

POLL: Which Presidential candidate would best run a construction company?

POLL: Which Presidential candidate would best run a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 07, 2015

Gridlock prevails in our federal government. The highway bill has been stuck in limbo for five years. There are shutdowns, ...

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 24, 2015

Early this week Caterpillar sent out a press release calling for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba. This ...

Bipartisan Senate group introduces 6-year, $257 billion highway bill

Bipartisan Senate group introduces 6-year, $257 billion...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 24, 2015

Another Highway Trust Fund deadline is fast approaching, and the looming loss of funds has some U.S. Senators reaching across ...

Senate Finance Committee hears opposing views on gas tax, emphasis on long-term transportation funding

Senate Finance Committee hears opposing views on gas...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 22, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee were presented with testimony stressing the need for long-term funding for transportation projects, but ...

House hearing highlights gridlock over gas tax increase despite universal desire for long-term transportation funding

House hearing highlights gridlock over gas tax increase...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 18, 2015

Members of the House Ways and Means committee agreed in their Wednesday hearing on long-term Highway Trust Fund (HTF) financing hearing ...

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway plans

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 17, 2015

Democrats in the U.S. Senate dropped an ultimatum on Republicans Tuesday, threatening to block any short-term extension of highway funding ...

Lee again files bill to get rid of the federal gas tax

Lee again files bill to get rid of the federal gas tax

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 12, 2015

As the future of federal transportation funding remains up in the air, two Republican lawmakers have filed a bill that ...

House passes $55 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

House passes $55 billion spending bill for...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 11, 2015

The House of Representatives narrowly passed a spending bill Tuesday night to fund transportation and housing projects. The $55.3 billion ...

Poll: Infrastructure a mixed priority for likely Iowa Caucus attendees

Poll: Infrastructure a mixed priority for likely Iowa...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 03, 2015

Infrastructure spending has been a hotly debated topic as of late, but it still isn’t as high a priority as ...

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 26, 2015

Over the weekend, the Senate passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before ...

House passes transportation funding patch

House passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The ...

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