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March 29, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
Congress is readying provisions to be included in the next surface transportation bill, which will fund highway projects that use construction materials intended to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)...
March 29, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg testified before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on March 25. While President Joe Biden is expected to unveil his infrastructure...
March 15, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
On March 4, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg hosted a White House meeting with the Chairman, Ranking Member, and six other members of the House...
March 15, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
On March 2, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its annual Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Roads received a ‘D’ grade. The U.S. has been underfunding its roadway system...
March 1, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
With debate in full swing on surface transportation reauthorization, it is time for you to get involved! If you want to learn how NAPA is preparing the industry, listen to this podcast featuring...
February 15, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
On February 3, the Senate approved an agreement that, because of the 50-50 split in Democrats and Republicans, will treat both parties equally, with Democrats chairing all committees. When...
February 15, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
A day after winning Senate confirmation by a vote of 86-13, Pete Buttigieg was sworn in to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Buttigieg released a short video that outlines his...
February 15, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
Nearly 50 Democrats from both chambers of Congress sent a letter February 9 to Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg seeking to make climate change a priority in transportation policy...
February 15, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
The Reason Foundation, a think-tank that produces public policy research, reported urban arterial pavement condition (4-8 lane roads connecting urban regions) is in much worse condition than rural...
February 1, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs
On the heels of releasing “ Build Back Better with Asphalt” to President Biden and his transition team, the NAPA government affairs team has been meeting with the House Committee on...
February 1, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
FHWA has officially released to the States their highway funding allocations for FY 2021. NAPA has prepared the attached table with links to the FHWA official notices that went to the state...
February 1, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the nomination of Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation by a vote of 21 to 3. The nomination now goes to the Senate floor...
January 18, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
President-elect Joe Biden will ask Congress to approve a $1.9 trillion plan to fund immediate relief for the pandemic-wracked U.S. economy. Entitled, American Rescue Plan, the ambitious...
January 18, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
NAPA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), and more than 140 national and local organizations to launch the “ Build by the Fourth of July” campaign. The goal of the...
January 4, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
On a 359-53 vote in the House and 92-6 in the Senate, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-relief package and $1.4 trillion government funding package that gives critical pandemic aid to...
December 21, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
President-elect Joe Biden officially announced that former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg will serve as U.S. Secretary of Transportation in the next administration. The nomination is...
December 21, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs Team
After its initial unveiling of a list of deferred maintenance priorities by park and project-type for FY21 Great American Outdoors Act funding, the Department of the Interior (DOI) released further...
December 21, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
As 2020 winds down, NAPA’s regulatory advocacy continues to succeed on industry priorities. Earlier this month, EPA finalized its rule on requiring the consideration of both costs and benefits under...
December 7, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
TRIP, a non-profit organization that researches, evaluates, and distributes economic and technical data on surface transportation issues, recently released “Moving the Central Savannah River Area...
December 7, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
After elections, it is critical to schedule meetings with new members even before they are sworn in, to educate them on the asphalt pavement industry priorities. In January, House and Senate...
November 23, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
Up to $800 million in new transportation projects have been identified for potential bid letting in the later-half of 2021 according to lists sent to Congress by the Department of Interior and the...
November 23, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
With the 72-day continuing resolution expiring on Dec. 11, NAPA has been urging Congress to enact a full year 2021 Transportation Appropriations bill in order for the state transportation departments...
November 9, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
With record turnout in many places around the country, voters expressed their support for road funding in several locations. On the whole, voters supported revenue increases to fund road projects in...
October 19, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
On Oct. 9, NAPA sent a letter to Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, about how regulations and regulatory reform have positively impacted the asphalt...
October 12, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
Trump Administration officials and House Democratic leaders ended their negotiations on a COVID relief and economic stimulus package just weeks before the Nov. 3 election, deferring any negotiation...
October 5, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced $574 million in emergency relief funds to help 39 states make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected,...
October 5, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Dec. 11, 2020. The CR includes a one-year extension of the current surface transportation authorization with...
September 28, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced 61 grant awards totaling $335 million for airport projects around the country. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports...
September 28, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
NAPA has prepared a state-by-state fact sheet of how much highway funding each state will receive under the one-year extension of the FAST Act and a 72-day continuing resolution. Last week, the House...
September 21, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced a $1 billion investment in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation...
September 21, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
The NAPA Political Action Committee (NAPA PAC) co-hosted virtual fundraisers for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL). The event included several NAPA member...
September 21, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
With the FAST Act expiring in nine days, now is not the time to let up advocacy efforts. If you’ve already sent your message via NAPA’s online grassroots campaign, please share this link with your...
September 14, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
To mark the beginning of Infrastructure Week, themed United for Infrastructure 2020, “Pave It Black,” NAPA’s official podcast, hosted special guests Laura Perrotta, President & CEO of the...
September 14, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
For the remainder of September, NAPA’s Government Affairs team will be tirelessly advocating for a one-year extension of current surface transportation law, backstop federal funding to state...
September 7, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
The Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and federal...
September 7, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
As Congress prepares to return next week, NAPA’s legislative efforts are now focused on three main objectives that need to be achieved by Sept. 30: pass an extension of current surface...
August 24, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
The U.S. Treasury Department published the monthly report of Highway Trust Fund (HTF) tax receipts for July 2020. Revenue from the federal excise taxes on motor fuels and trucking rebounded to...
August 3, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
On July 22, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a mark-up of bills intended to enhance airport development. S. 3958, introduced by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), would permit the use...
August 3, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
Last week, the House of Representatives approved and sent to the Senate the fiscal year 2021 appropriation bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Development...
July 13, 2020 by NAPA Government Affairs
On June 30, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the award of nearly $800 million for 383 grants for airport development. This includes $698 million in FY 2019 Airport Improvement Program...