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Getting their House in Order

highwayconst200x135April 19, 2012 The House approved a transportation bill by a 293 to 127 vote that extends the government's authority to spend money from the federal Highway Trust Fund through Sept. 30, and ties the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to infrastructure spending.

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Cement Rises in January

usgsApril 12, 2012 – Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for January 2012 were 4.6 million metric tons (Mt), according to Robert Callaghan at USGS.

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CSI: Washington D.C.

MSHAredApril 8, 2012 – Maybe they are trying to audition for their own TV show: CSI: Washington D.C., or something. Approximately 75 special investigators from MSHA are participating in refresher training that includes course work conducted by the FBI.

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Nine Innings is Enough

NineInningsMarch 30, 2011 – I know baseball season is about to begin, but nine innings is enough. Congress has now passed the ninth extension of the Federal Surface Transportation Program. Transportation Construction Coalition Co-Chairs T. Peter Ruane, president and CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association and Stephen Sandherr, CEO, Associated General Contractors of America, said it all with their statement: “We commend the House of Representatives and Senate for passing legislation to ensure the continued operation of the federal highway and public transportation programs as the 2012 construction season begins cranking up. 

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He 'Duct' the Issue Again

TruckBoehnerMarch 26, 2012 – The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)  launched a multi-city media tour in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, highlighting the safety crisis of America's roads and bridges and urging the Republican leader to swiftly adopt the U.S. Senate's bi-partisan Highway Bill. 

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