Biden Seeks 2022 Transportation Increases

April 13, 2021 – According to media reports, President Joe Biden has submitted a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget plan that includes a 14% increase in discretionary funding for transportation systems and severe weather resilience programs. The budget request proposes to “build back better America’s highway, transit and rail systems nationwide; make historic investment in safety, equity, and climate change…

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NSSGA Applauds Representatives Asking for State DOT Relief

A bipartisan House Dear Colleague letter highlighting needed relief for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and the related infrastructure projects they implement, was led by Rep. Connor Lamb (D-Pa.), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) The letter included a total of 47 signatures.

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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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Strong Public Support for Investment in Infrastructure

Eight in 10 Americans believe investing in infrastructure will stimulate the economy and is vital for future growth, according to an Ipsos Global Advisor survey conducted in 27 countries in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). The survey is the largest of its kind looking at the public’s attitudes toward infrastructure and investment. It finds nearly two-thirds of…

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ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card Gives U.S. ‘C-‘ Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, its latest quadrennial assessment of the nation’s infrastructure. The report card gives the United States an overall grade of C- and finds the country is spending just over half of what is required to support the backbone of the economy.  

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Chamber, BPC Call for Infrastructure Bill by Fourth of July

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) along with more than 300 national and local organizations sent a letter to members of the United States Congress, urging them to enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package by the Fourth of July that stimulates the economy and improves the quality of life for every American.

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COVID-Relief Package Details

Feb. 15, 2021 – According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Democratic House Leaders have drafted and advanced through nine different markups of the legislative text of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. While hundreds of amendments have been offered to this massive bill, all but one has fallen on a partisan vote, showcasing the tight grip the Speaker and…

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