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White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

The White House said on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports” the $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that the Senate is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The announcement follows a ...

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White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

The White House threatened on Monday to veto a $44.1 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the House is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The THUD bill calls for ...

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House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 22, 2013

House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the current financial status of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and its impact on federal surface transportation programs. The hearing, titled “How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust ...

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House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, according to a report from The Hill. The rule could mean the bill, H.R. 2610, will be considered by the ...

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House bipartisan group proposes $750 billion infrastructure bank

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 28, 2013

House bipartisan group proposes $750 billion infrastructure bank

A bipartisan group of more than 30 House members is proposing the creation of a $750 billion infrastructure bank that would fund infrastructure improvements, according to The Hill. The group of lawmakers, which consists of 15 Republicans and 15 Democrats, said ...

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House Appropriation Committee approves $44.1 billion DOT, HUD budget

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 28, 2013

House Appropriation Committee approves $44.1 billion DOT, HUD budget

The full House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a $44.1 billion Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 28-20. The House committee’s bill is $9.9 billion below the Senate Appropriation Committee’s bill. Prior to approving the budget, the House ...

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Congress introduces toxic chemicals legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 26, 2010

Congress introduced legislation this week to revamp the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to the National Asphalt Association (NAPA). The Senate version, "Toxic Chemicals Safety Act" would shift the burden of assessing chemical safety away from ...

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Senate votes to move ahead with ‘jobs bill’; final vote March 17

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 16, 2010

The U.S. Senate voted 61 to 30 on March 15 to end debate on the amended version of the “jobs bill” H.R. 2847 and proceed to a final vote on the measure Wednesday, March 17at 9:30 a.m. EDT, according to ...

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House OKs $15 billion jobs bill, Senate to vote on amendments March 16

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 12, 2010

Congressional Democrats made headway on their top legislative priority — job creation — when the House of Representatives approved a $15 billion package of tax credits and highway construction. The 217-to-201 vote gave Democrats a much-needed victory after weeks of ...

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