Government

Follow developments in legislation, court rulings, and more for the construction industry on the local, state and federal levels.



Industry Associations Pledge to Work with Biden, Harris to Move Country Forward

Construction industry associations are beginning to weigh in following the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2021. Stay tuned for updates as more associations make their statements on the new administration....


What to Expect From New Administration

The construction industry could be in for a bumpy ride as the U.S. economy recovers from the coronavirus and the recession tied to it. Dodge Data & Analytics calls for a 4 percent regain in 2021, after a 14 percent loss this year....


ARTBA Responds to Pete Buttigieg's Nomination

ARTBA President and CEO Dave Bauer released the following statement on Pete Buttigieg's Nomination as U.S. DOT Secretary: "As a former mayor, Pete Buttigieg has seen firsthand how transportation improvements can improve the economy and quality of life in communities....


Equipment Manufacturers Congratulates Pete Buttigieg on Nomination

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the announcement that President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation: "The Association of Equipment Manufacturers congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Transportation....


Voters Approve Record 94 Percent of Transportation Investment Initiatives Totaling $14 Billion

Voters in 18 states have approved a record 94 percent of state and local ballot initiatives to date, providing an additional $14 billion in one-time and recurring revenue for transportation improvements throughout the country, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


AEM Urges Congressional Leaders to Pass One-Year Extension of the FAST Act

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), together with the dozens of industry partners, sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging passage of a one-year extension of the current surface transportation law, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, before it expires on Sept....


JLG Employees Are Equipped To Vote

JLG Industries Inc. , an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, is supporting the Association of Equipment Manufacturers I Make America "Equipped To Vote" campaign, a national effort to engage, educate, and mobilize the 2.8 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry leading up to the election this fall....


Logging Leader Discusses Industry After RNC Speech

Scott Dane is a former merchant marine careerist who segued into a leadership role in the Minnesota logging industry. Recently, the marine engineer "capped" his diverse career with a national appearance on TV as a speaker at the Republican National Convention — he wore a "Make Logging Great Again" cap during his talk....


AEM Mobilizes Voters With New Equipped to Vote Campaign

On Aug. 12, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) launched Equipped to Vote, a national get-out-the-vote campaign to urge the 2.8 million men and women of the industry to register to vote and support pro-manufacturing candidates during the 2020 election....


AEM Applauds Legislation to Strengthen Manufacturing in America

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement supporting introduction of legislation to strengthen manufacturing by U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan: "The Association of Equipment Manufacturers commends the introduction of the National Institute of Manufacturing Act to strengthen the manufacturing sector and ensure the future competitiveness of U.S....