Category Archives: Legislative News

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 […]

What employers need to know about opioid and marijuana testing

What employers need to know  about opioid  and marijuana testing

by Courtney Llewellyn As time continues its relentless march forward, so do the problems affecting human beings. Today, there are new issues both workers and employers have to deal with that had never been of concern in the past. Two exist in a gray area — not illegal but definitely impactful on job performance; one […]

President Trump & Congressional Democrats agree on the size of an infrastructure package: $2 Trillion

President Trump & Congressional Democrats agree on the size of an infrastructure package: $2 Trillion

Source: nssga.org President Trump met with Democratic Congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, today at the White House to discuss the size of an infrastructure package.  Reports coming out of today’s meeting reflect that President Trump and the Democrats agreed to work on a $2 trillion package over […]