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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.

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.

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.

President Trump and Congressional Democrats have agreed to spend $2 trillion on fixing the nation's infrastructure. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump for 90 minutes the morning of April 30, to discuss an infrastructure plan.

"Congress: Fix Our Infrastructure Problem Now." That's the key message of a new ad campaign urging Congress and the Trump administration to develop and pass this year a robust transportation infrastructure investment package and a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he and President Donald Trump had a "productive" meeting Nov. 28 to discuss one of the Northeast's most pressing transportation needs: a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. While Trump made no assurances about federal funding for the project, Cuomo said, the Republican president was receptive and said he wants to find a way forward.

President Trump asked for a 5 percent across-the-board budget cut from each federal department during a cabinet meeting on Oct. 17; a budget cut intended to stem the rise of the federal deficit. “I'm going to ask each of you to come back with a 5 percent budget cut from your various departments,” the president said.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement opposing the continued escalation of trade tensions with China as a result of the Trump administration's plan to move forward with $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods: "This extreme use of tariffs hurts our nation's access to global markets and threatens many of the 1.3 million good-paying equipment manufacturing jobs our industry supports.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration Sept. 10, claiming that approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline did not adequately analyze potential damage to cultural sites from spills and during construction.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon discussed President Trump's strong support for America's small business job creators during a recent visit to Superior Graphite, a small business manufacturer in Chicago.

On July 25, the House approved the bipartisanĀ Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), sending the legislation to President Trump for his signature. This action comes on the heels of Senate passage on July 23.