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  • Urge Congress to Avoid Fiscal Cliff and Preserve Jobs

    Contact your federal elected officials and urge them to take immediate action to avoid the pending “fiscal cliff,” a $500 billion hit to the U.S. economy due to take effect at year’s end, barring congressional action.

     As the construction industry attempts to recover from the steepest economic downturn since the ...

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  • Life-Cycle Provisions of Highway Bill a Win for Taxpayers

     

    Key provisions of the new surface transportation legislation related to life-cycle analysis (LCCA) mean a more accurate costing model that will ultimately save money over life of a road.

     

    “At a time when transportation officials are under more pressure than ever to make the most cost-effective decisions and ...

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  • Passage Unlikely, But Infrastructure Bill is Unveiled

    It may just be whistling in the wind, but Democrats in the Senate this week introduced legislation that would establish a National Infrastructure Bank that is similar to the one that President Obama has proposed in his jobs plan. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), would create the ...

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  • PCA Applauds Passage of Cement Sector Relief Act

    The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (H.R. 2681) passed in the House of Representatives on October 6. The passage was bipartisan, with 25 Democrats and 237 Republicans voting in favor of the bill. Introduced by Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), along with a bipartisan ...

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  • Take Action on Regulatory Relief, Funding Transparency

    PCA’s Take Action page features two issues that, if enacted, would have major impacts for the cement industry in the area of regulatory policy. The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (H.R. 2681) now has an identical bipartisan companion in the Senate, S. 1610.  The Senate bill, offered late last week, ...

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  • Senate Gets Bill To Address EPA Rule Changes

    Last Thursday, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (S. 1610). Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) offered the bill, which is a companion to the House version (H.R. 2681) passed by the Energy and ...

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  • Obama Presses For Jobs Bill At Concrete Plant

    President Obama went to a concrete plant yesterday as part of his effort to pressure Congress to pass his new jobs proposal bill. Speaking at the Hilltop Concrete Plant in front of the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio, the President said the bill would “put people back to work ...

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  • Opening Statements Today For Cement Sector Relief Act

    Today is the day the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold opening statements for its markup on H.R. 2681, the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.”  Introduced by Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), along with a bipartisan group of their colleagues, the legislation requires ...

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  • PCA Warns Congress About Onerous EPA Rules

    Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce yesterday, Dan Harrington, president and CEO of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., and former PCA chair, stressed to Congress that inaction on onerous EPA regulations will result in the direct loss of 4,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs and have an adverse impact on the ...

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  • A Call for "Reasonable Regulations"

    One more post this week about the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 introduced last week by Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) along with a bipartisan group of their colleagues. This is excerpted from PCA’s press release on the subject (“Cement Sector Regulatory Relief ...

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