Category Archives: Legislative News

ARTBA applauds U.S. District Court ruling that strikes down 2015 wetlands rule

ARTBA applauds U.S. District Court ruling that  strikes down 2015 wetlands rule

WASHINGTON, DC — A May 28 federal court ruling in the Southern District of Texas striking down the federal government’s 2015 version of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is a win for the nation’s transportation construction industry and builders of other much-needed infrastructure, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. […]

Seeking input on OSHA’s silica exposure rule

Seeking input on OSHA’s silica exposure rule

The CDRA worked to modify OSHA’s employee silica exposure regulation before it officially came out more than a year ago. The rule affected many sectors of the construction industry, including concrete recyclers. We were successful in removing almost all the onerous sections of the rule. The paramount part of the rule is Table 1, which […]

ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program fellows push members of Congress for permanent Highway Trust Fund solution

ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program fellows push members of Congress for permanent Highway Trust Fund solution

WASHINGTON, DC — Twenty-four emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry participated in an intensive May 13-15 Washington, D.C., “boot camp” introduction to the federal legislative and regulatory processes. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) fellows visited Capitol Hill to urge their members of Congress […]

NSSGA chairman, members of Congress talk solutions

NSSGA chairman, members of Congress talk solutions

Today (5-15-19), members of Congress and the Highway Materials Group held a press conference on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol that focused on the impact of a strong federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., chairman of the Ways & Means Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee, and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., ranking member […]

U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of up to $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago grants for mine safety education and training

U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of up to $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago grants for mine safety education and training

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the availability of up to $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. Brookwood-Sago grants focus on powered haulage […]