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SENATE PASSES BUDGET; LEE AMENDMENT NOT VOTED UPON

The Senate passed its version of the budget in the early morning hours of March 27 on a vote of 52 to 46.  The vote followed a marathon series of votes that lasted for hours and involved consideration of hundreds of amendments.  The Lee amendment, which would have created a point of order against any…

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Posted 3/27/15 at 10:51 AM

URGENT: LEE AMENDMENT AIMS TO HAMSTRING HIGHWAY FUNDING; CALL SENATORS NOW!

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has filed an amendment to the Senate budget that would create a point of order against any Highway Trust Fund revenue increase. This would greatly decrease the Senate Finance Committee’s flexibility to solve the HTF revenue problem, as well as create problems for offsets that the committee may use for a…

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Posted 3/26/15 at 5:46 PM

HOUSE PASSES BILL SLAPPING DOWN NLRB’S “AMBUSH ELECTION” RULE

The House of Representatives voted March 19 by a margin of 232 to186 to adopt a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution to halt the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) “ambush election” rule.  The Senate passed the CRA earlier this month, so it now heads to the president who is expected to veto it. The NLRB’s…

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Posted 3/26/15 at 3:09 PM

Condolences, Passing of Roy Rumbaugh

NSSGA notes with deep sadness the death of Honorary Life Member Roy Rumbaugh March 20 in his home state of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Rumbaugh was a former president of McLanahan Corporation, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and past chairman of NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services Division.  He was instrumental in the merger of the National Aggregates Association and National Stone…

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Posted 3/26/15 at 11:20 AM

ATTEND THE TCC FLY-IN AND TELL CONGRESS TO FIX OUR HIGHWAYS

In less than a month, members of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) will descend on Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to pass a well-funded, multiyear highway bill. No more delays.  Americans deserve action and members of Congress should do their job.  It’s not too late to join them on April 14 and15. You can be a…

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Posted 3/25/15 at 4:56 PM

BUDGET DEBATES BEGIN IN HOUSE AND SENATE

The House and Senate are on track this week to pass separate budget resolutions before recessing for Easter.  The House balances the budget after nine years by proposing $5.5 trillion in spending cuts and no net tax increases.  Both budgets establish “reserve funds” that would allow federal infrastructure spending to be increased above the 2015…

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Posted 3/25/15 at 12:51 PM

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