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Senators Introduce Minerals Permitting Legislation

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Martha McSally, (R-Ariz.), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), introduced bipartisan legislation that takes a comprehensive approach to begin reducing the United States’ dependence on foreign minerals. Murkowski made the announcement about S. 1317, the American Mineral Security Act, while delivering remarks at the Benchmark Minerals Summit.

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Small Business Owners Impacted by Deteriorating Infrastructure

With infrastructure as a top policy priority for the White House and recent momentum in state legislatures, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hopeful Congress will pass an infrastructure bill this year – a move that could profoundly impact the small business community.

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Summit Materials Aggregates Revenue Rises in First Quarter

Summit Materials Inc. reported a first-quarter 2019 net loss of $68.8 million, compared to a net loss of $53.7 million in the comparable prior-year period.

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Dodge Momentum Index Flat in April

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5% in April to 144.3 (2000=100) from the revised March reading of 145.1. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The retreat in April was the result of the commercial component falling 1.0% while the institutional component rose a scant 0.2%.

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