Senate Finance Committee Passes 2-Year Extension of Biodiesel Tax Credit, Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation

The Senate Finance Committee held a mark-up earlier this week of a bill to extend certain expired tax provisions, commonly referred to as “tax extenders.” The … Read More »

Senate Attempts to Pass 3 Year Highway Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week unveiled a highway bill that reauthorizes programs for six years and provides full funding for three years. McConnell … Read More »

Senate Bill to Improve U.S. Port Operations Gets Hearing

A Senate hearing is being held on June 25 for a  bill introduced to address the disruption experienced earlier this year at the West Coast … Read More »

Senate Passes Bill to Reform Rail Oversight Board

The U.S. Senate late last week approved S. 808, a bill to reauthorize and reform the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which oversees the railroad industry. … Read More »

Highway Bill: House Talks Long Term Funding, Senate Releases Draft

The House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing to discuss various options for funding a new long-term surface transportation bill last week.  Among the … Read More »

Soy Transportation Coalition to House: Investment in Infrastructure Vital to Ag

In testimony before a House subcommittee this week, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Mike Steenhoek emphasized the greater importance of transportation to … Read More »

ASA Supports New Rail Rate Standard

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing this week to examine grain rail rate rules. The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed a joint letter … Read More »

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Force Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

Information provided by the Association of Government Relations Professionals. The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require … Read More »

Soy Growers Call on Congress to Scrap Clean Water Rule

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on lawmakers to take legislative action to prevent the Clean Water Rule from taking effect. ASA specifically cites the … Read More »

ASA Supports Bill to Prevent Port Labor Disruptions, Protect U.S. Businesses

Legislation was introduced in the Senate that could allow state governors to intervene in labor disputes at seaports to stop disruptions and protect American businesses, … Read More »