Congress passed some important last-minute construction bills before the close of 2005, and lobbyists are shifting their focus to pending items, such as legislation to establish health care plans for companies belonging to associations. A list of key construction measures that were enacted last year includes the SAFETEA-LU bill, which authorized $244 billion over five years for highways and mass transit, and the Energy Policy, which affects electricity reliability standards and has nuclear power incentives.

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