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House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway construction funding nears insolvency

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2014

The House on Tuesday passed a nearly $11 billion quick fix that would stave off the looming insolvency of the ...

Senate committee approves bill to bypass Obama, clear the way for Keystone XL pipeline construction

Senate committee approves bill to bypass Obama, clear...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2014

A bill that would temporarily bypass President Barack Obama and approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline passed a ...

House passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure projects bill

House passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 21, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill on Tuesday, The Hill reports. The conference version of the ...

Senate committee unveils text of highway reauthorization bill

Senate committee unveils text of highway...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 13, 2014

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 ...

Caterpillar to defend tax strategy before U.S. Senate today, will likely receive support from John McCain

Caterpillar to defend tax strategy before U.S. Senate...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 31, 2014

Caterpillar has confirmed an earlier report by saying it is scheduled to testify in a U.S. Senate hearing on whether ...

25% of U.S. bridges declared deficient in 2012

25% of U.S. bridges declared deficient in 2012

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 18, 2013

According to a report from our sister site Better Roads, 25 percent, or 151,845 of all U.S. bridges were classified ...

Senate Committee approves nomination of Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation

Senate Committee approves nomination of Anthony Foxx...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2013

As expected, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx's confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation is going smoothly. On Monday, the Senate ...

Immigration bill gains Senate committee’s approval, retains limit on construction visas but increases H-1B visas for highly skilled workers

Immigration bill gains Senate committee’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 23, 2013

With a 13-5 vote Tuesday night, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration bill that would give 11.5 million immigrants ...

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under new guest worker agreement

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2013

The path toward a final deal on immigration reform has likely been cleared now that the country's business and labor ...

Senate unlikely to adopt ID card for legal worker verification due to high costs

Senate unlikely to adopt ID card for legal worker...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 13, 2013

Senators working on an immigration bill are not likely to adopt a high-tech ID card for workers because of costs, ...

Destroyed beach house in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on November 4, 2012 in Far Rockaway, NY Credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

Senate passes $50.5 billion Sandy recovery bill

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2013

The Senate voted 62-36 Monday afternoon to pass a bill that will grant $50.5 billion in federal aid to those ...

Congress passes fiscal cliff deal

Congress passes fiscal cliff deal

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 02, 2013

With negotiations extended to the absolute deadline, Congress passed a deal on New Year's Day that will that will prevent ...

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