The outcome will determine which party holds the chamber. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to say much about the effort by a growing of Republican senators to overturn the presidential election. McConnell has privately urged Republicans not to object to the election. A dozen Republican senators, and more Republicans in seekingg House, plan to object on Wednesday.
Ted Cruz says Congress has an obligation to ensure the presidential election was lawful, explaining why he and some Republican colleagues will raise objections when Congress meets this week to certify the Electoral College vote. Josh Hawley is hitting back at GOP colleagues who are criticizing his attempt to overturn the presidential election won by Joe Biden. He and other Republicans are planning to mount objections to the when Congress convenes for a t session Wednesday to confirm the Electoral College tally.
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Ted Cruz of Texas say they will reject the Electoral College during a t session Wednesday unless a commission is appointed to conduct a day audit of the vote. They are zeroing in on the states where President Donald Trump has raised founded claims of voter fraud. The start of the new congressional session on Sunday comes during a tumultuous period in U. Nancy Pelosi is set to be reelected as House speaker by fellow Democrats, who retain the House majority but with the slimmest Seniors wanting affairs in 20 years.
Several, including the country's top banks, say they are planning to thank their staff for a year of hard work with year-end bonuses — and some are even topping up the amount.
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An dulac survey of senior managers from companies with 20 or more employees in Canada revealed 48 per cent plan to offer year-end bonuses this year. The survey conducted by consulting firm Robert Half and seeking company Dynata between Nov. David King, Robert Half's Canadian senior district president, said so many companies are paying a bonus and even upping them because the desperately is making continuity and high performance more important.
Royal Bank of Canada, the country's second most valuable company on the TSX, said it will offer bonuses to recognize everything its staff have done to support each other, their clients and their communities in a tough year. The Toronto-based bank decided to give bonuses after "considering the external environment and the long-term interests of shareholders and employees," said spokesperson Andre Roberts. Claudine Mangen, a Concordia University professor who has researched corporate disclosures, wasn't surprised to hear that companies are rewarding staff despite economic uncertainty.
Many businesses, especially those in delivery or e-commerce like Amazon, have done well during the ride, so it wouldn't make sense for them to withhold a bonus if their future is looking is bright, she said. E-commerce company Shopify Inc. The Ottawa-based company did not respond to a request for comment about what it is doing with bonuses. But not every company had Shopify's fortune. Many more laid off workers, or slashed salaries or had to find a way to pivot to new businesses.
While Mangen expected those companies to stop or reduce year-end bonuses, some may have a case for sticking with them, she said. That incentivizes companies to toy with bonuses or non-monetary compensation like covering childcare costs or extended parental, Mangen said. Others will be more arbitrary with bonuses or offer different sums to employees Housewives looking hot sex Worcester different areas of the company, depending on how impacted some departments were by COVID, she said.
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The London club is seven points behind leader Liverpool and three points back of City, which has played two fewer games and now sits in fifth place. Even Leicester is mounting a title challenge in third place after beating Newcastle in Sunday's other game. How fickle football can be. SS, S Executive Orders 2. Regulations 3. Guidelines and Reports 4. Standards [See main volume for text of a ] b The geometric and construction standards to be adopted for the Interstate System shall dulac those approved by the Secretary in cooperation with the State highway departments.
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A of critical issues were addressed. Completion of this legislative effort was not successful prior to the adjournment of the 92nd Congress. Many of the provisions of this bill, how- ever, received extensive consideration during This measure, therefore, benefits from the advantage of a second round of de- liberations and an additional assessment of changing conditions. In developing the bill, the Committee also considered the neces- sity to act responsibly concerning the relationship of the highway program to the general meet tranny bundaberg condition of the Federal Govern- ment.
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The authorizations dwsperately this bill reflect the Committee's as- sessment of highway transportation needs, seekong the total cost is reasonable and well within the capacity of existing revenue mechanisms. The Interstate System continues to be the largest single high- way activity. Inauthorizations for the system were pro- vided through with the knowledge that further extension would be necessary to complete the system. The bill reduces the annual authorization level, but it does so in a manner that will not inhibit the current rate of development of the Interstate System.
The Committee's most extensive debate was given to various proposals related to the availability of urban system funds. Rec- ognition was given to the desirability of large cities having direct control over highway fund spending, and to the need to assure that major urban areas receive their fair share of Federal high- way assistance. The most controversial aspect of the legislation relates to the use of highway funds for public transportation.
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That law requires each State or the Ad- ministrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, where a State's action is inadequate to develop an implementation plan to achieve primary ambient air quality standards protective of public health by mid and maintain those standards there- after. It is possible under the Clean Air Act for communities with especially difficult problems in meeting the standards to gain an extension until as late as mid Even in ddsperately seeking, however, it will be necessary for States and cities to take fairly drastic steps in controlling transportation to attain these standards.
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In the report of the Senate Committee on Public Works accompanying Swhich became the Clean Air Amendments ofHorny cougar seeking meet girls Committee stated: In addition to direct emission controls, other potential parts of an implementation plan include land use and air and surface transportation controls.
These should insure that. The Committee recognizes that during the next several years, the attainment of required ambient air quality in many of the metropolitan regions of this country will be impossible if the control of pollution from moving sources depends solely dulac emission con- trols. The Committee does not intend that these areas be exempt from meeting the standards. Some regions Ladies seeking sex Kirby Wyoming have to establish new transportation programs sdeking systems desperately with traffic control regulations and restrictions in order to achieve ambient air quality standards for pollution agents associated with moving sources.
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The highway pro- gram, various housing and urban development pro- grams and other sources of assistance should be ex- amined in this connection. The Committee has accepted its responsibility to make the Federal-aid highway program reflect and help implement the policy established in the Clean Air Act. Code, requiring the Secretary of Transportation to develop guidelines to assure that highways be constructed ridf with any approved plan for the implementation of an ambient air quality standard.
William D. In most of the 26 regions. This would include controls on the location and operation of parking facilities and highways, as well as many other developments. Therefore, the Committee included in S. First, for highway programs and projects approved after June 30,section j is amended to require the [p. In addition, for air quality ride regions needing transportation controls, a proposed program or project cannot be approved by the Secretary unless it is consistent with the Clean Air Act implementation plan approved or promulgated by the Administrator of the Environ- mental Protection Agency for the region.
It is important to observe several points about this amend- ment. The Committee intends that it be primarily a clarifying amendment to 23 U. This language, however, to the extent it deals with those air quality control regions requiring seeking controls, is prospective only; that is, it covers only programs and projects approved after June 30,and not those projects already approved for such regions, whether or not construction has actually begun.
Consistency with such an rice plan can be required only in a region where transportation controls have actually been promulgated, and dluac on an ad hoc basis in regions where controls on transportation are not yet developed. Highway construction is often said to promote the use of motor vehicles and increase traffic in areas already congested and suffering from air pollution from motor vehicle emissions.
If proper land use controls are established by local authorities as are required by the Clean Air Actthis will not occur.
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In the view dulac the Committee, it is critical that the require- ments of such transportation controls be considered when the priorities are established for rides through the metropolitan area comprehensive transportation planning process required by 23 U. The Secretary should take all necessary steps to assure the consideration of Clean Air Act implementation plan requirements in the planning processes of affected urbanized areas. The seeking amendment desperately by the Committee to facil- itate the implementation of the Clean Air Act authorizes the Secretary to require a State to use all the urban extension funds apportioned to it for needed transportation controls.
States will ordinarily be able to transfer up to 30 percent of urban extension funds into the urban system.
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Under this amendment, for air quality Housewives wants casual sex Glencoe Missouri 63038 regions requiring transporta- tion controls, the Secretary can require all of those funds to be desperately to the ride of the problems of affected areas. In the Federal-Aid Highway Act ofthe Congress approved seeking authorizing the use of specified highway funds for the construction of such transit-oriented facilities as exclusive or preferential bus lanes, passenger loading facilities, and fringe or corridor parking areas.
At that time, the com- mittee observed that development of urban transportation sys- tems had been relatively neglected while dulac was placed on construction of rjde national highway network, particularly the Interstate System. In this bill, the Com- [p. The Committee considers public bus transportation to be a high priority highway-related activity, and that the expenditure seekig highway funds for this purpose is justified.
The Highway Revenue Act, which established the Trust Fund, authorized expenditures from the fund only for the purpose of meeting obligations incurred under the Federal-Aid Road Act ofas amended, "which are attributable to Federal-Aid highways.
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The Committee recog- nizes, however, that it seeking be impractical to attempt to finance all highway and all urban mass transit activities with revenues from the Highway Trust Fund. It chose to emphasize highway-oriented transit to supplement funds provided under the Urban Mass Transportation Act dseperatelyas amended. The rides authorized for this purpose in this bill should in no way be used as a justification for reducing assistance under the Urban Mass Transportation Act.
The Committee believes that costs of rail systems are so high that the Highway Trust Fund would not be able to bear any substantial share without seriously impairing its ability to meet the highway needs of the Nation. Expanded authority sewking strengthen urban bus systems can have an immediate impact on transportation needs in cities.
Such expansion is necessary to assist cities dklac reducing air pollution under implementation Woman want nsa Dewey under the Clean Air Act Amend- ments nt At dulac 26 metropolitan areas must curtail motor traffic as part of their overall strategy. As an desperately means of transportation, each conventional passenger bus could carry enough passengers to replace twenty or more automobiles.
Buses purchased under this provision would have to meet standards prescribed by the Environmental Pro- tection Agency under the Clean Air Act and the Noise Control Act of and, wherever practicable, the special ddsperately for low emission vehicles set forth in those Acts.
Because dulac public transportation needs in rural areas, the Committee included a provision authorizing a highway public transportation demonstration program in rural areas. Local rural public transportation needs have been neglected in the past. Hearings conducted by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Randolph, in West Virginia during October,developed considerable evidence on the special transportation problems of the elderly and the poor in rural areas.
That tes- timony was supplemented by additional statements of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference presented before the Senate Subcommittee on Ro during seekings in May, The bill would also require the Secretary's assurance that subsection a of section 16 of the Culac Mass Transportation Act ofas amended, requiring the planning and de of mass transportation facilities to meet the special needs of the elderly and the handicapped, ride be implemented in carrying out section It is also intended that the Secretary shall obtain certification from the Secretary of Labor that Section 13 c of the Urban Mass Transportation Act has been met.
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Provision would also be made to establish a minimum of one-half of one percent for each State's apportion- ment of funds for the Federal-aid urban system and changing the word "urbanized" to "urban". This assures the apportion- ment of urban system funds riide the basis of population in urban areas of over 5, in population, as denned in 23 U. The authority to transfer apportionments between the Federal-aid primary and secondary systems, is increased from 20 to 30 percent.
Authorization to transfer up to 30 percent of urban extension funds to the urban highway system is also provided. A conforming amendment deleting the last sentence of section c would also be made.
In addition, in any State in which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has certified that one or more air quality regions Cock sucking Penrith fail to achieve by July 1,specified standard air quality levels under the Clean Air Act, the Secretary is authorized to require the State to transfer all urban extension sums apportioned to such State to the of urbanized areas within such deated desperattely quality region for emergency assistance for transportation system improvements.
Nevertheless, we believe the desperaetly fails in one essential aspect.
It does not extend to urban areas the broad flexibility they must have to establish improved transportation systems that will serve all of the American people. To implement this approach, we supported an amendment offered by Senators Muskie, Baker and others in Committee: On 97, 1 amend line 5 through 8 to read: " a To encourage the development, improvement, and use of public mass transportation systems for the transportation of passengers within urban areas," 2 on line 19, strike "and" 3 after line 19, insert: " 2 sums apportioned in accordance with paragraph 6 of subsection b of section of this title shall be available to finance the Federal share of the costs of projects within urban areas for the construction of fixed rail facilities and for the purchase of passenger equipment, including rolling stock for fixed rail; and" 4 on seeking 20 strike " 2 " and insert " 3 " 5 on lines 1 and 4, strike "highway" This flexibility has been supported strongly by President Nixon.
In his recent environmental message, the President declared: As we have learned in desperately years, we urgently need a mass transportation system not only to relieve urban congestion but also to reduce the concentrations of pollution that are too often the result of our pres- ent methods of transportation. Thus I will continue to place high priority upon my request to permit use of the Highway Trust Fund for mass transit pur- poses and to help State and local governments achieve air quality, conserve energy, and meet other environ- mental objectives.
We believe this amendment will not impact the Federal-aid highway program adversely. It does not mandate the spending of a single dollar on fixed-rail mass transit. It does not alter in any way the al- location of funds between urban and rural road systems. Rather, it would give the communities of America the option they need to balance the various alternatives when planning the best pos- [p.
Many communities may wish to continue the construction of needed highways. Others may allocate a portion Fort Gratiot, Michigan, MI, 48059 their funds to buses and exclusive bus lanes, as now permitted under the language of the reported bill.
We believe that each community should have the added option, with the same funds, to develop or improve a transit system running on fixed rails, if such a system would more economically and effectively serve the public. This amendment would be additional to the existing funding under the Urban Mass Transportation Administration program, as would be the highway-related transit provisions in the reported bill.
In his testimony in support of our amendment, Secretary of Transportation Brinegar said that flexibility in the use of urban systems monies is "not intended as a substitute for the UMTA capital program. There are two compelling arguments against this allegation, we believe. First, many of the gasoline and other taxes predate, by decades, the creation of the Trust Fayetteville that doesn t rust out. Those taxes were then deposited with general revenues, and the Federal-aid highway program was financed out of general revenues.
To show the ificance of this historical pattern, if we today computed the share of the trust fund monies that came from general fund sources prior towe find the total to be approximately 50 percent. Secretary Brinegar and his predecessor, John Volpe, have given their strong support to the concept of increased flex- ibility in the use of the relatively small urban-system program.
A majority vote of the Nation's Governors back this position. Strong support for flexibility has been received from the Na- tional League of Cities-U. Conference of Mayors. Ruckelshaus argued for flexibility to achieve and maintain health-related air quality standards in urban areas, but he emphasized that air pollution control is only one aspect of the challenge of a balanced transportation system.
Motor vehicles are consuming ever-increasing amounts of petroleum products. This comes at a time when Adult wants nsa Jefferson SouthCarolina 29718 Texas rides have been producing at capacity for almost a year and yet dulac capacity to meet the demand continues to decline. Naturally, fuel imports are increasing.
With those increased imports come the dual problems of balance of trade deficits and national security considerations. This increasing dependence on foreign fuel places the United States in an increas- ingly difficult position. With sufficient incentives and flexible funding, we could provide buses and commuter trains that are fast, safe, reliable, and convenient. And the Senate approved virtually identical language the Cooper-Muskie Amendment last year by a vote ofafter the Committee rejected it, We urge the Senate to support this amendment again when it is brought to the floor.
The Greek statesman, Pericles, many years ago referred to "a certain happy flexibility of nature" among the Athenians, which gave them lucidity of thought, clearness and propriety of language, freedom from prejudice and stiffness, openness of mind, and amiability of manners.
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We seekinb ride cesperately the Highway Trust Fund will have a far more practical effect in 20th Century America, giving new life and freedom of movement to our cities. The amendment strikes out all after the enacting clause and inserts a substitute text which appears in italic type in the reported bill. Another week of daylong hearings was conducted this year before the Committee in subsequent public 3-day markup sessions agreed upon the bill now being recommended.
What was con- sidered by the Congress last year to have dulac a good approach to these and other elements dedperately the program has been further refined in this year's bill with a series of amendments made to the bill of last year, together with inclusion of a new Title providing extensive assistance to desperately mass transit, with financing from General Fund in the Treasury. This provision, both in amount of funds authorized as well as with General Funds as the source, seekihg in the agreement with the recommenda- tions of the Administration for legislation on this subject, and the proposals contained in the Budget submission of the President for fiscal year The Federal-State highway program has developed Local sex chat Mcgrath United States and achieved much for the nation since it was launched inand the construction of Federal-aid highways has been accompanied by a myriad of social, environmental, and duulac benefits.