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Critical Minerals Bill Includes Aggregates

A bill to ease permitting for domestic mines providing strategic and critical minerals, which includes aggregates used in infrastructure projects, advanced last week in Congress despite partisan objections, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Americans Using Roads at Record Levels

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says that if Congress needs another reason for enacting a robust, multi-year highway and public transit investment bill, a new report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides one – vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the U.S. continue to climb and are on pace for a record-setting year.

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Will Senate Finally Tackle Highway Bill?

On Tuesday, July 8, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the Senate could consider a highway bill as early as the week of July 15, and reiterated that the Senate would not recommend increasing the fuel user fee to fund the bill, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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