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President Signs Government Spending Bill, Adding Billions to Infrastructure

President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion-dollar federal spending bill keeping the federal government funded through the end of September. For the last several months, the government was operating on temporary measures.  Of note, this bill includes $48.5 billion dollars for surface transportation and another $13.6 billion for airport, railroad and water projects.  “Progress has been… Read more

Posted 3/23/18 at 1:58 PM

Federal Spending Bill Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the federal spending bill released last night by a vote of 256 to 167. The omnibus appropriations bill includes an additional $10 billion in transportation funding over fiscal year 2017 spending but must still clear the U.S. Senate before the deadline tomorrow night at midnight in order to keep… Read more

Posted 3/22/18 at 3:27 PM

2018 Federal Spending Levels Released

After weeks of bipartisan negotiations, the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill was released tonight to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. It must clear both chambers of Congress before the March 23, deadline to keep the government operating. Further analysis of the 2,200 page document will be necessary, however, spending… Read more

Posted 3/21/18 at 10:04 PM

Young Leaders Focusing on Cancer Patient Support

“What can I do to help?” Cancer patients get this question all the time from family and friends who want to provide meaningful support, but just don’t know where to start. At the Young Leaders Annual Meeting, April 25-28, attendees will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of these patients through Operation… Read more

Posted 3/21/18 at 10:00 AM

MSHA to Collect on Unpaid Fines

David Zatezalo, MSHA administrator, and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently highlighted that the agency will look to collect $67 million of unpaid fines issued over the last decade. Known as the MSHA Scofflaw Program, the agency issued 16 citations for failing to pay penalties since 2007. “Ultimately, a more robust Scofflaw Program is about more… Read more

Posted 3/20/18 at 11:19 AM

The Starting Five

Five Cabinet secretaries faced questions from U.S. Senate on administration’s principles of infrastructure investment before the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on March 13. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Energy Secretary Rick Perry discussed how they would like to see Congress create a… Read more

Posted 3/15/18 at 2:12 PM

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