Category Archives: Legislative News

U.S. Department of Labor announces upgraded data system to assist mine operators in ensuring compliance with mine safety and health regulations

U.S. Department of Labor announces upgraded data system to assist mine operators in ensuring compliance with mine safety and health regulations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature. The MDRS offers a variety of tools to help operators monitor […]

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 […]