Tag: Senate

TACA president David Perkins (left), Sen. Brian Birdwell (center) and River Aggregates' Rob Van Til participated in TACA's 2019 Capitol Day. (Photo: TACA)

TACA members visit legislators to build aggregate industry awareness

February 8, 2019By

Members of the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) met with Texas legislators to discuss issues related to the aggregate, concrete and cement industries.

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Trump to nominate Wheeler to head EPA

November 19, 2018By

The announcement about Andrew Wheeler, EPA’s current administrator, came during a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.

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Tax reform bill headed to White House

December 20, 2017By

Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act early Wednesday morning, overhauling the U.S. tax code for the first time in more than three decades.

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Senate confirms MSHA assistant secretary of labor

November 18, 2017By

The U.S. Senate confirmed David Zatezalo’s nomination to be the next assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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Senate rejects Trump’s proposal to cut transportation funding

July 27, 2017By

A Senate panel rejected President Trump’s effort to eliminate Obama-era transportation grants, as opposed to providing a funding boost for the program.

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Senate passes Water Resources Development Act

September 16, 2016By

The Senate passed a bill that includes funds for water infrastructure projects across the United States.

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Congressional bills include WOTUS block

June 21, 2016By

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would block the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

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House, Senate reach multi-year highway bill agreement

December 1, 2015By

House and Senate lawmakers reached an agreement on a highway bill that would extend federal transportation funding for […]

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