Advocacy

NSSGA represents the interests of the aggregates industry proactively before Congress, the White House and the federal government's departments and agencies. It is the only association that fully represents the aggregates industry from extraction to sales.

Action Center

Take action and contact your members of congress on issues that affect you and the aggregates industry. Also learn more about current issues affecting the aggregates industry through the NSSGA Action Center. Help us in making a difference

NSSGA's Agenda for the Second Session of the 114th Congress

This agenda details the legislative priorities of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for the second session of the 114th Congress.

Our issues

NSSGA’s Legislative Agenda highlights the priorities of the association. The association’s top priority is passage of a multi-year surface transportation infrastructure authorization. In addition, NSSGA focuses on the potential effects of environmental, labor and business issues, which can impose increased costs and regulatory burdens on the aggregates industry – the foundation of America’s built environment.

Aggregates in Action grassroots network

Aggregates in Action (A2) is NSSGA’s grassroots network, designed to facilitate NSSGA member participation in the public policy process. The Legislative Action Center allows members to identify and communicate with their congressional representatives on the latest action alert. A2 also includes a key contacts program and recognition awards for the most involved grassroots and grasstops activists.

ROCKPAC

ROCKPAC is the only political action committee solely dedicated to advancing the aggregates industry’s priorities with federal candidates – standing up for the industry, expanding congressional awareness of it and the significant impacts of congressional actions on aggregates businesses.

Latest advocacy news

  • Pruitt Confirmed to Lead EPA

    Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the Environmental Protection Agency today by a vote of 52-46, mostly along party lines. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Maine, voted against Pruitt and Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., voted in support of him.  NSSGA has been a vocal proponent of Pruitt for EPA administrator…

    Posted 2/17/17 at 1:41 PM

  • We’re Turning Blue!

    NSSGA is treating Annual Convention attendees to a night with the Blue Man Group, one of the most popular live shows in Las Vegas. After the Opening General Session ends at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 4, NSSGA will provide free shuttle buses to the Luxor hotel for a reception and exclusive show with the Blue…

    Posted 2/16/17 at 4:00 PM

  • Doug Palmore to Receive Wendt Award

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is proud to present the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award to Doug Palmore, senior vice president of customer and technical services at Luck Companies. He will receive the award during NSSGA’s Annual Convention on March 6. “We are proud to present our association’s most distinguished individual award…

    Posted 2/14/17 at 3:20 PM

  • Doug Palmore to Receive Wendt Award

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is proud to present the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award to Doug Palmore, senior vice president of customer and technical services at Luck Companies. He will receive the award during NSSGA’s Annual Convention on March 6. “We are proud to present our association’s most distinguished individual award…

    Posted 2/14/17 at 10:10 AM

  • NSSGA Announces Gold Safety Awards

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Feb. 8, 2017 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of this year’s Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards. “The aggregates industry is committed to developing and upholding a culture of safety at quarries across the nation.  We are proud to recognize these outstanding operations for working diligently…

    Posted 2/8/17 at 3:14 PM

  • Mucha Named Safety and Health Professional of the Year

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6, 2017 – Randall J. “Randy” Mucha, the corporate director of health and safety for Lehigh Hanson, will receive the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA’s) James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy practices within…

    Posted 2/6/17 at 10:00 AM

  • Trump Campaign Manager Among Annual Convention Speakers

    Corey Lewandowski served as campaign manager for much of Donald J. Trump’s campaign for the White House and he will be the keynote speaker at the NSSGA/NRMCA Joint General Session at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, during the 2017 NSSGA Annual Convention. The 2016 presidential race will undoubtedly go down in history as one…

    Posted 2/3/17 at 9:38 PM

  • NSSGA Recognizes Excellence in Community Relations

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Feb. 2, 2016 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the Gold Award winners of NSSGA’s Community Relations Excellence Awards today. “We gladly congratulate all of the Gold Award Winners for involving their communities in their operations and helping them understand the value of the aggregates industry,” said Michael W….

    Posted 2/3/17 at 8:42 PM

  • Learn What the Trump Administration Means for Aggregates

    America has a Republican president, Republican House of Representatives and Republican Senate. But that doesn’t mean our 2017 advocacy efforts will be easy. Learn what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the aggregates industry in this new political landscape during a town hall call on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Join this interactive experience…

    Posted 2/1/17 at 5:39 PM

  • NSSGA Welcomes Chao Confirmation

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation by a vote of 93-6 today. Secretary Chao has a long history with the aggregates industry. She served as Deputy Transportation Secretary from 1989 to 1991 under President George H.W. Bush and as Secretary of Labor with oversight of MSHA from 2001 to 2009 under…

    Posted 1/31/17 at 5:36 PM