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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he does not expect President Biden to run for re-election come 2024. Photo: adamkaz/E+/Getty Images

Gingrich projects 2022 midterms, 2024 presidential elections

July 5, 2022By

Newt Gingrich handicapped upcoming U.S. elections during a virtual visit to the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference last month.

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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Republican governors write Biden opposing PLAs

April 27, 2022By

More than a dozen Republican governors penned a letter to President Biden opposing his executive order requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects exceeding $35 million.

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New infrastructure program targets carbon emissions reduction

April 25, 2022By

The Federal Highway Administration says its Carbon Reduction Program is designed to help states develop carbon-reduction strategies.

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Executive order imposing PLAs draws industry ire

February 7, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America and Associated Builders & Contractors say President Biden’s executive order encouraging project labor agreement (PLA) mandates will do more harm than good.

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Public works group urges Congress to fully fund IIJA

January 18, 2022By

With the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) signed into law last November, the American Public Works Association leaders wrote the Senate Committee on Appropriations a letter encouraging swift action.

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Supreme Court ruling blocks OSHA vaccine mandate

January 14, 2022By

The Supreme Court ruling on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate notes that the virus is not an occupational hazard in most workplaces.

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MSHA in transition mode as 2021 nears its end

November 18, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine where we are with Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement, as well as what can be expected from the agency in 2022.

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Michael Johnson of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. Photo: NSSGA

How the infrastructure bill finally reached the finish line

November 16, 2021By

Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, paid P&Q a visit to discuss the nation’s new infrastructure bill, the arduous process of passing it and what’s next.

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Roger Group's Darin Matson and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's Michael Johnson attended the White House's ceremonial signing of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA). Photo: NSSGA

Johnson, Matson on hand for historic infrastructure bill signing

November 15, 2021By

Michael Johnson of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association joined Darin Matson of Rogers Group on Monday at the White House as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act was signed into law.

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