Highway Bill Conference Committee Underway

House and Senate conferees have begun meeting to work out differences between the two versions of the Surface Transportation reauthorization bill (Highway Bill) passed by … Read More »

ASA Pushes Changes to Avoid Future Port Disruptions

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is supporting efforts with a broad coalition of U.S. businesses and industries, to have provisions included in the surface transportation … Read More »

House Passes Highway Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act of 2015 by a vote of 363-64 on Thursday. The bill is a … Read More »

Effort to Block WOTUS Fails in Senate, But Resolution of Disapproval Moves Forward

In Washington on Wednesday, the Senate defeated a motion to bring to the floor a bill that would have forced the Obama administration to replace … Read More »

House Rejects Amendment to Allow Truck Weight Increases on Federal Interstates

During consideration of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (the Highway Bill) on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 187-236 to defeat an amendment offered … Read More »

Congress Avoids Rail Disruption with PTC Extension

The House and Senate have passed H.R. 3819 to provide a three-week extension—through Nov. 20—of the Highway Trust Fund and the measure also includes a … Read More »

Action Needed to Win Passage of Federal Truck Weight Increase

Next week, the House will consider a full, six-year Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill.  While there are numerous positive aspects of the Committee passed bill, it … Read More »

House Committee Marks-Up Highway Bill; Amendment on Truck Weights Pushed to House Floor

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee marked-up its draft Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA) of 2015 (aka Highway Bill) on Thursday. The bill … Read More »

ASA Urges House Members to Vote for Ribble Amendment to Improve Trucking Efficiency

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other industries supporting the increased truck weight limits are actively lobbying House Members in support of an amendment to … Read More »

Mississippi River Gets D+ on Infrastructure Report Card

America’s Watershed Initiative issued a report card assessing the state of infrastructure on the Mississippi River last week. The report gave the Mississippi a D+, … Read More »