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SENATE PASSES HIGHWAY BILL, SENDS IT BACK TO HOUSE

The Senate passed a bill July 29 to rescue highway and transit funding that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vows he won’t accept, keeping the specter of a “highway cliff” alive with just a day before Congress is set to leave for its August recess. The Senate amended the House-passed short-term patch to the Highway…

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Posted 7/31/14 at 2:49 PM

CONGRESS PREPARES TO HEAD HOME – ARE YOU READY?

Congress recesses July 31 for its five-week summer congressional recess. What plans do you have to take advantage of this extended access to your elected federal officials to help the future of your business and your industry? NSSGA strongly encourages you to meet with your members of Congress during this time as part of our…

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Posted 7/31/14 at 2:47 PM

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON CONGRESS

MAP-21 will expire Sept. 30, and the future of our nation’s highway funding is in doubt. Congress is working on a temporary funding patch, but this is no time to rest easy. We must keep the pressure on Congress to act on a multi-year reauthorization bill and urge our senators and representatives to take action….

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Posted 7/31/14 at 2:41 PM

NSSGA STATE AGGREGATES ASSOCIATIONS ORGANIZE STATE GROUPS IN OPPOSITION TO WATER RULE

NSSGA organized aggregates industry-hosted state conference calls in Ohio and North Carolina in opposition of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Chaired by a state association executive, each call was announced to all 40-plus member associations of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, who in turn passed along the invitation to their members in those two…

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Posted 7/31/14 at 2:37 PM

HOUSE PASSES ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT TRANSPARENCY BILL

The full House passed 233 to 190 legislation combining several bills amending the Endangered Species Act July 29. A modified H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency Act would require the Department of Interior to publish online commercial and scientific data used as the basis for listing a species as threatened or endangered. The modified bill…

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Posted 7/31/14 at 2:36 PM

NSSGA IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR $5,000 BYLER SCHOLARSHIP

NSSGA created the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship Fund to memorialize the life and accomplishments of a sand and gravel producer’s family member who had an intense interest in the political process. Income from the fund is used to provide an annual scholarship to be awarded to the child of an aggregates industry employee who wishes…

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Posted 7/31/14 at 2:34 PM

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