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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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    Posted 3/15/18 at 2:12 PM

  • Everything Is Bigger in Texas

    The record-breaking 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt Show & Conference concluded a successful run, March 6-8, with a very positive atmosphere, as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future growth, such as infrastructure funding, and industry experts shared best practices during well-attended education sessions. The co-located exhibitions were…

    Posted 3/8/18 at 1:58 PM

  • Randy Lake to Chair NSSGA

    March 8, 2018, Houston – Randy Lake, President, CRH Americas Materials, was elected Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Board of Directors during the association’s Annual Convention in Houston. “Optimism is the strongest building material on earth, and I am optimistic about our industry’s future as this association continues to focus…

    Posted 3/8/18 at 11:53 AM

  • Kicking Off #AGG1 2018

    Welcome to AGG1 Academy & Expo! The 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo opened in Houston today, March 6, with a record number of vendors and education sessions. Leadership lessons from a Navy SEAL David Sears, Veteran Troop Commander for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, shared insights on decision-making learned from 20 years with the…

    Posted 3/6/18 at 6:01 PM

  • Live from #NSSGA18: Today’s Highlights

    NSSGA Live Ed Elliott, MSHA senior advisor, addressed the NSSGA Safety & Health Subcommittee today and Young Leaders discussed their upcoming Annual Meeting and building up business and personal skills needed to one day lead their companies and the whole industry. Catch up on these and other updates from NSSGA’s Annual Convention with NSSGA Live.

    Posted 3/5/18 at 7:47 PM