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Congressman Visits Carmeuse Grand River Operation

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) and District Outreach Representative Katie Berger visited Carmeuse's Grand River facility in Grand River, Ohio, on August 19 to gain a better understanding of Carmeuse’ North American and global operations.  

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Bill Protecting California’s Birds Clears State Legislature

With a California Senate vote of 29-4, a bill strengthening the state’s protections for migratory birds beyond those specified under federal law cleared the California Legislature.  

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MSHA Moves Closer to a Silica Rule

On Aug. 29, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) took a step closer to an updated regulation for respirable crystalline silica. In a published Request for Information (RFI), the agency is soliciting “data and information on economically and technologically feasible best practices” to protect the health of coal miners and metal/nonmetal workers from “exposure to quartz, including a reduced [workplace exposure] standard, new or developing protective technologies, and/or technical and educational assistance.”

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Construction Spending Rises; Highways Lagging

Construction spending during July 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,288.8 billion, 0.1% (±1.3%) above the revised June estimate of $1,288.1 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The July figure is 2.7% (±1.6%) below the July 2018 estimate of $1,324.8 billion. During the first seven months of this year, construction spending amounted to $733.8 billion, 2.1% (±1.2%) below the $749.9 billion for the same period in 2018.

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Chamber Decries Roadblocks to Labor Day Travel

As summer comes to an end and Congress prepares to head back to Washington, D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is continuing to urge lawmakers to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year and save Americans money and time on the roads.

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