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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 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.

Members of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee cast doubt on the efficacy of broader tolling and congestion pricing plans at a hearing on Sept. 11 to either generate enough funding to support transportation infrastructure needs or improve traffic flows on major urban roadways.

Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo and Phil Murphy announced their appointed members who will represent New York and New Jersey on the Gateway Development Commission, which will oversee construction of the new Hudson Tunnel Project. New York's appointees to the Commission are New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, Thruway Authority Project Director Jamey Barbas and former secretary to the governor Steven M.

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak Oct. 8 to testify before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Transportation in support of An Act Authorizing and Accelerating Transportation Investment.