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Tag: President Biden

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What’s next for the stalled infrastructure bill?

October 6, 2021By and

Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik offers a sense of the road ahead for an infrastructure bill that’s now clearly tied to reconciliation.

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Construction employment dips in June 2021

July 6, 2021By

Nonresidential construction firms are struggling to find workers and materials to complete projects, the Associated General Contractors of America reports.

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MSHA is intensifying its approach to workplace health. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

Where the industry stands with MHSA – and what’s ahead

June 29, 2021By and

It has been more than five months since the Biden administration took office, and while there is still a lot to learn about the potential enforcement focus of the MHSA, much has become clearer.

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Infrastructure framework set, but passage tied to reconciliation

June 25, 2021By

A five-year, $953 billion infrastructure bill will be tied to a budget reconciliation package, with the president declaring he won’t sign one without the other.

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Where Washington stands on an infrastructure bill

June 16, 2021By

Momentum on a bipartisan infrastructure bill came to a halt last week, and new negotiations are already underway in Washington. But doubts are starting to surface about whether an impactful bill can ultimately be produced for the industry.

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Sure, New York City traffic is horrible. But eliminating cars from New York City roads and expecting other U.S. cities to adopt the Big Apple's model is quite the stretch. Photo: Bim/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Republicans counter Biden’s infrastructure proposal

April 22, 2021By

A group of Senate Republicans introduced a $568 billion infrastructure plan that would reportedly provide more funding for roads and bridges than President Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposal.

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How much ‘infrastructure’ is in Biden’s infrastructure proposal?

April 14, 2021By

Is President Biden’s $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan the long-awaited infrastructure victory the industry has been waiting for? Let’s explore.

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With Joe Biden in the White House and tighter margins in the House and Senate, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association leaders expect a more moderate agenda to be pursued. Photo: lucky-photographer/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The White House grades each state’s infrastructure

April 13, 2021By

With the American Jobs Plan now in the public sphere, the Biden administration produced a series of fact sheets highlighting the infrastructure needs of every state.

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