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eNews • May 30, 2013
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Senate approves Water Resources Development Act

Senate approves Water Resources Development Act

On May 15, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by an 83-14 roll-call vote.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates the legislation would authorize $12.5 billion over the next ten years.

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DOT Secretary Nominee Acknowledges Transportation Challenges During Confirmation Hearing

DOT Secretary Nominee Acknowledges Transportation Challenges During Confirmation Hearing

President Barack Obama's nominee to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation promised to work with Congress to determine out how to fund U.S. transportation needs during a time of tight budgets.

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Virginia governor signs 'historic' transportation funding bill

Virginia governor signs 'historic' transportation funding bill

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently signed the state's "Road to the Future" transportation bill, the first comprehensive transportation funding measure approved in 27 years.

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Second PNW Grain Terminal Locks Out ILWU

Second PNW Grain Terminal Locks Out ILWU

Contract disagreements between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest have accelerated as Columbia Grain in Portland became the second facility where management locked out union workers.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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