Category Archives: Legislative News

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Rule to Update Payment Of Medical Benefits Under Black Lung Benefits Act

Changes Will Make Payment Methodology Consistent With Industry Standards WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has published a final rule under the Black Lung Benefits Act conforming the Department’s payment of medical benefits for disabled coal miners to industry standards and streamlining bill-processing procedures.

ADM Promotes Manufacturing Industry to Congressman During ‘I Make America’ Event

Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. talked with its U.S. House representative about issues important to the manufacturing industry during an “I Make America” event. Rep. Jim Banks toured ADM’s Huntertown, Indiana facility May 2, answering questions from workers and sitting down for a one-on-one conversation with company president Mike Devine.

ARTBA Releases Statement Regarding President Trump’s Decision to Impose Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

History shows the imposition of tariffs has the potential to increase the price of imported commodities and products. Steel is an important input for transportation construction—for every $1 spent on highway and bridge construction, 10 cents goes toward steel-related materials.

Schumer, Gillibrand announce $2 million in federal funding for repairs to the Ogdensburg-Prescott Bridge

Federal Funds Will Be Used To Rehabilitate The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, Help Stop Deterioration Of 50-Year Old Superstructure Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2 million in federal funding for the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority (OBPA). The funds were provided by the U.S. […]

Governor Wolf Reinforces Commitment to Rural Communities, Local Infrastructure with New Investments

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today outlined Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to fix more locally owned bridges and improve more than 1,100 miles of rural and low-volume roadway through multi-year investments included in his budget proposal released last week.