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Infrastructure Spending Bills Moves Through the Senate also Authorizes ELD Ag Waiver

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The financial 2019 transport measure that includes funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development was a part of a $154.2 billion package approved 92-6. The package had the steps for its branches of Interior, and Agriculture, as well as financial and environmental agencies.

Legislation which would offer $1 billion in infrastructure permits and also could extend the digital logging apparatus waiver for livestock haulers for the upcoming fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1.

The laws, as amended, would deny funds for the enforcement of this electronic logging device rule for livestock haulers during fiscal 2019. , Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), the amendment’s sponsor, explained the waiver would provide policymakers”longer to deliver common sense to these rules and provide extra flexibility”

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

“When the infrastructure is crumbling, it’s very tough for a company to hire the workers that make goods and also to find the products to markets.”
The $1 billion for BUILD infrastructure permits, formerly TIGER grants, would require officials to award 30 percent of the grants for rural areas. Over the years, policymakers have applauded the grants for bettering big-ticket projects of regional significance, which municipal and state officials noted they had fought to fund. Recipients have included the Port of Baltimore and regional railways in Maine.

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