Monthly Archives: November 2013
NSSGA was recently invited to participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed crystalline silica rule. NSSGA used the opportunity to voice its concerns about the agency’s unrealistic schedule for public comments and its proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit by half
Posted 11/21/13 at 9:11 PM
Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga, Mokena, Ill., has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.
Posted 11/21/13 at 9:09 PM
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HEAD HOME FOR THANKSGIVING – SHOW THEM YOUR BUSINESS IS SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR!
Congress heads home for Thanksgiving week on Friday before returning to Washington for a final two week sprint on Dec. 2. Take some time either next week or during the final few weeks of December to continue holding meetings with your senators and representative.
Posted 11/21/13 at 8:57 PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Nov. 14 that the data shows traffic fatalities increased in 2012 – the first increase since 2005. While the newly-released data marks the first increase since 2005, highway deaths over the past five years continue to remain at historic lows. According to the NHTSA, highway deaths increased to…
Posted 11/21/13 at 8:33 PM
The Department of Transportation rolled out its plans Nov. 18 for a proposed “Primary Freight Network” of road corridors.
Posted 11/21/13 at 8:29 PM
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced Nov. 14 the introduction of the BRIDGE Act, a bipartisan bill designed to create an “independent nonpartisan financing authority” to accompany current transportation funding.
Posted 11/21/13 at 7:21 PM
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) commends both the House and Senate on drafting and passing two truly bipartisan bills to maintain and strengthen America’s vital water infrastructure.
Posted 11/21/13 at 5:57 PM
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, and Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), co-chairs of the Congressional Western Caucus, joined 27 other Republicans in urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw the draft rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction.
Posted 11/20/13 at 7:55 PM
The House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing Nov. 13 to examine the Senate’s most recent effort to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce through S.1009, The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013.
Posted 11/20/13 at 6:43 PM