Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Legislation Makes Progress

Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Legislation Makes Progress

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations  A bipartisan group of Senate and House members Dec. 14 released bills to provide $908 billion of COVID-19 relief to ailing sectors of the economy, small businesses, and individuals. Congress has been...
Government Funding Extended to Dec. 18; COVID-19 Relief Talks Continue

Industry Urges Caution on Federal Marijuana Bill

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA ARTBA and industry allies warned U.S. House leaders that federal legislation to legalize marijuana could jeopardize the safety of construction workers and the public, but the chamber’s...
Rep. DeLauro Next House Spending Committee Chair 

Rep. DeLauro Next House Spending Committee Chair 

By Dean Franks, senior vice president for congressional relations, ARTBA House Democrats Dec. 3 voted to replace retiring Appropriations Committee Chairman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.).  With Democrats remaining in the majority in the House,...