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Spring Regulatory Agenda Features New Initiatives

The Trump administration released its updated agenda of pending regulations and upcoming regulatory rollbacks. The agenda does not include all expected actions, but it does provide projected dates on agency priorities for the coming year. The deadlines listed are dependent on numerous factors and rules and actions can be delayed.

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MSHA Reports Two Recent Mining Fatalities

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on May 13, a 59-year-old supervisor with 40 years of experience was fatally injured when the stationary crane he was operating fell 85 ft. into the quarry.

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TRIP: America’s Rural Roads Need Critical Repairs

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth in the nation’s Heartland, which is a critical source of energy, food and fiber. With increases in population and growing employment, rural America is heavily reliant on the quality of its transportation system to sustain further growth. 

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New Home Building Growth Limited to Exurbs

In a sign that housing affordability is becoming a growing issue nationwide, as of the first quarter of 2019 exurbs were the only region that registered single-family permit growth on a year-over-year basis, according to the new National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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White House Meeting on Infrastructure Implodes

On Monday, May 20, expectations were sky high with the realization that President Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were planning a second meeting, ostensibly to discuss funding a previously agreed-upon $2 trillion infrastructure bill.

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