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.
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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 (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 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
Speaks on Infrastructure a 4:30 mark. Read full transcript here During a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday January 25th, House Speaker John Boehner said that it is critically important to fund a long-term highway bill. “The biggest problem we have is that the Highway Trust Fund, which is funded by gasoline taxes, continues to shrink…
Posted 1/26/15 at 11:57 AM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlining the committee’s agenda, listed funding a long-term highway bill right after tax reform. He continued, “Whether part of tax reform or a stand-alone bill” we need a long-term solution. He said that highway funding has a long history…
Posted 1/20/15 at 12:04 PM
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial “Abolish the Gas Tax” (Jan. 15) advocating against strong federal investment in our nation’s roads, highways and bridges. As this issue is of utmost importance to the aggregates industry, NSSGA responded to the Journal and submitted a letter to the editor for publishing. Additionally, this letter will…
Posted 1/16/15 at 4:06 PM
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., announced his subcommittee chairmen Jan. 13. They are: Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J, Subcommittee on Aviation; Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment; Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency…
Posted 1/16/15 at 9:42 AM
The House of Representatives may vote as early as this week on the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015, which was reintroduced last week by Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. and Collin Peterson, D-Minn. This legislation, designed to rein in some of the Obama administration’s most costly regulations, passed the House in both 2013 and 2014, but…
Posted 1/13/15 at 2:38 PM
Incoming chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) outlined his top two priorities – passage of a long-term highway bill and reining in EPA regulations. Inhofe stated that working on a long-term highway bill will be his first order of business saying, “We want a long-term transportation bill. A sizeable…
Posted 1/7/15 at 5:14 PM
Leading grassroots expert Amy Showalter of The Showalter Group, Inc. will speak at the 2015 AGG1 Academy & Expo in Baltimore. “NSSGA depends on our members’ grassroots activity to amplify the aggregates industry’s voice on Capitol Hill,” said Pam Whitted, NSSGA’s senior vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs. “Ms. Showalter’s years of proven experience…
Posted 1/7/15 at 9:45 AM
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., seemed to nix a gas user fee increase prior to Christmas, however Senate Republican Conference Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., left the door open in an appearance on “Fox News,” Sunday, Jan. 4. Thune said, “Well, I don’t favor increasing any tax……I think we have to…
Posted 1/6/15 at 4:12 PM
The 114th Congress convenes today with President Obama facing a Congress completely controlled by Republicans. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, have indicated in meetings with NSSGA that a new highway bill with a secure funding mechanism is high on their agenda. Before that can occur, Boehner must…
Posted 1/6/15 at 12:08 PM
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will chair the Senate Budget Committee in the 114th Congress. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., current ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, was expected to step into the chairmanship when the Republicans take control of the Senate in 2015. Then, Enzi, who has seniority on the committee, challenged Sessions for the chair. …
Posted 12/18/14 at 3:51 PM