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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 08, 2013

NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) President Mike Acott released a statement yesterday regarding the House and Senate failing to pass any transportation funding bills last week. Acott stated: “The leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and ...

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“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 07, 2013

“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Building America’s Future (BAF) on Tuesday announced that the “I’m Stuck” app it developed has reached nearly 10,000 downloads and has sent more than 1,000 messages to lawmakers urging them to invest in transportation. Marcia Hale, president of BAF, said in ...

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$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 02, 2013

$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

A proposed $54 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed in the Senate Thursday, according to a report from ABC News. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill needed 60 votes to pass, ...

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House to begin work on DOT, HUD spending bill today

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

House to begin work on DOT, HUD spending bill today

The House will work today on its proposed $44.1 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to a report from The Hill. The House will begin with “morning” speeches at noon before delving into ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Contributed - Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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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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Senate to consider DOT, HUD spending bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 19, 2013

Senate to consider DOT, HUD spending bill next week

The Senate next week will take up the spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from The Hill. The $54 billion budget, known as the THUD bill, is expected to ...

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Senate expected to confirm Foxx as Transportation Secretary today

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 27, 2013

Senate expected to confirm Foxx as Transportation Secretary today

The Senate is expected to confirm Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary today around 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, according to a report from WSOC-TV. President Obama nominated Foxx for the position in April, noting Foxx’s established name and respect from peers as ...

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Senate scheduled to vote on Foxx USDOT nomination this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2013

Senate scheduled to vote on Foxx USDOT nomination this week

The Senate is set to vote this week on the confirmation of Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation, The Hill reported. According to the report, Foxx is expected to be easily confirmed after the Senate’s transportation committee unanimously approved the nomination ...

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Senate committee on transportation to move quickly on Foxx nomination, Rockefeller says

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2013

Senate committee on transportation to move quickly on Foxx nomination, Rockefeller says

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) said Monday that his panel would move quickly to hold a confirmation hearing on President Obama's nomination of Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation, The Hill reported. Though Rockefeller ...

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Max Baucus to retire from Senate

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 23, 2013

Max Baucus to retire from Senate

Max Baucus (D-MT), Montana Senator and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has no plans to seek reelection in 2014, Politico reported. Baucus has worked with key transportation issues such as transportation funding and the Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic ...

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