Biden Seeks $621 Billion for Infrastructure

In advance of his speech on infrastructure, CNN released details of the Biden administration’s infrastructure proposal. Funding improvements to roads, bridges, railways and other infrastructure has been a central piece of Biden’s recovery plans. He has said that it will create “really good-paying jobs” and help the nation compete better.

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Comes This Week

March 29, 2021 – According to Politico, President Joe Biden is set to roll out his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, laying out details for a package that is about much, much more than just transportation. Roads, bridges, rail and transit remain at the center of it, though. Early reports suggest that the first part of the possible $3 trillion…

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Majority of Voters Want Government to Support Domestic Mining

The National Mining Association (NMA) released new polling showing that the vast majority of voters – including a majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents – want to see the Biden administration and Congress support domestic mining projects to create jobs, secure our supply chains and reduce reliance on foreign countries for minerals we could be mining here at home.

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Rural Infrastructure Coalition Sends Priorities to Biden Administration

The Rebuild Rural Coalition, which collectively represents U.S. agricultural producers, rural businesses, rural communities and rural families, sent a letter urging President Joe Biden and his administration to address the unique needs of rural infrastructure in all related legislative proposals.

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NSSGA Notes Executive Orders that Affect the Aggregates Industry

Since taking office less than a week ago, President Biden has issued dozens of Executive Orders (EO) that may impact businesses in the aggregates industry. While EOs are largely written to reemphasize policy objectives, they do present a formal roadmap of how federal agencies plan to enact their goals. The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has summarized these measures, along with actions…

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Associations Pledge to Work with Biden Administration

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration and pledged that equipment manufacturers will actively support the efforts of the new administration to confront our nation’s many challenges, chief among them, ending the pandemic and ensuring a safe and rapid economic recovery.

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Trottenberg on Board

Jan. 19, 2021 – According to Politico, the Biden transition announced a handful of second-in-command picks over the weekend, including for DOT. Polly Trottenberg, who resigned in November as head of New York City’s transportation department, will be appointed deputy Transportation secretary. She’s an experienced hand who has put in the years at DOT and on the Hill and could help fill some…

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