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Union Leaders to Lawmakers: Pass Permanent Highway-Mass Transit Bill, Not Just Short-Term Fix

Construction and transportation union leaders thanked lawmakers for approving legislation to keep the highway-mass transit trust fund – and job-creating road repair projects and bus and subway improvements – going. But they also again demanded Congress stop delaying and approve a permanent highway-mass transit measure.

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Trumka: Workers to hold pols accountable if transportation bill fails

WASHINGTON –AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a blunt warning for the nation’s politicians, regardless of party: Pass an infrastructure bill this year, to create jobs and help the economy, or suffer at the polls in the fall. Trumka delivered that message May 15 before a large crowd in front of the AFL-CIO building, massed for a rally as part of […]

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Key Lawmaker Warns Highway-Mass Transit Money is Running Out

WASHINGTON –Money to repair the nation’s crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns. In an April 8 floor speech, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., added the federal highway-mass transit trust fund could be exhausted by then, bringing projects to a dead halt at the […]

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