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Politics News

CEG's Politics News page gives you the inside scoop on what's happening in construction industry politics on the local, state and federal levels. It's your go-to source for developments in legislation, court rulings and more.

The Trump administration's rewrite of the 2015 "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation improvements, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said.

On Jan. 23, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo outlined the FY 2021 Executive Budget, advancing a clear vision and bold, nation-leading and historic actions to make progress happen in the State of New York. The budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change, including a new plan to streamline government bureaucracy to deliver renewable energy projects faster; a $25 billion expansion of New York's largest-in-the-nation building program, bringing it to $275 billion; an historic $28.5 billion investment in education while reforming funding formulas to prioritize support for poor schools; and an expanded Excelsior free college tuition program to include families making up to $150,000 per year.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) The Trump administration on Jan. 22 approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and obtained by The Associated Press covers 46 mi.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed passage by the United States Senate in an 89-10 vote of legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "USMCA provides greater certainty for NEMA members working with partners in Mexico and Canada and contains many positive provisions for the U.S.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) senior vice president of government and industry relations Kip Eideberg issued the following statement Jan. 16 on the U.S. Senate passing implementing language to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA): "Equipment manufacturers, farmers and hardworking families across the country are thankful for today's full congressional ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement [USMCA]," said Eideberg.

More than three quarters (76percent) of registered voters want to know how 2020 presidential candidates plan to support and grow manufacturing in the United States, according to a new national poll from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) conducted by Morning Consult and released Jan.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and ranking member of the panel's Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) subcommittee, announced that Rhode Island will benefit from an additional $50 million for bridge improvement and repair projects.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho is the least-regulated state in the United States, Gov. Brad Little said. The Republican governor said he's cut or simplified 75 percent of Idaho's administrative rules this year and leapfrogged ahead of South Dakota as the least-regulated state.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement Dec. 10 hailing a deal struck between House Democrats and the Trump Administration to move the USMCA closer to ratification: "This is good news for equipment manufacturers, the 1.3 million men and women of our industry, and the entire U.S.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Nov. 8 that he is seeking passage of a measure that's squarely aimed at several Democratic presidential candidates and designed to prevent a president from banning hydraulic fracturing.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Gov. Ned Lamont officially unveiled his latest transportation improvement plan Nov. 7, expressing a willingness to compromise, but noting an urgency to finally address Connecticut's long-standing transportation challenges. The Democrat acknowledged his earlier proposal, which included dozens of tolls on highways throughout the state, was a "bridge too far" for many state lawmakers.