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.
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 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
In several meetings the week of Oct. 20, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, continued his campaign for action in the lame duck congressional session on a long-term funding mechanism for the nation’s surface transportation network. NSSGA has been working with its Highway Materials Group partners to drive the…
Posted 10/29/14 at 2:22 PM
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced the delay of nearly three dozen road construction and right-of-way acquisition projects across the state totaling $394 million. In a letter to the Tennessee General Assembly, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer cited the uncertainty at the federal level over the short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which…
Posted 10/28/14 at 3:31 PM
A select group of aggregates executives took industry concerns directly to the U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a roundtable Oct. 20. Representatives of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and state aggregates associations stressed the need for increased infrastructure investment and reduced regulatory burdens to spur needed job growth. Mike Johnson,…
Posted 10/22/14 at 2:22 PM
Election Day is Nov. 4 and early voting is underway in a number of states, but will end soon. (See the list of states with early voting here.) Now is the time to vote early or return your absentee ballot! NSSGA has enhanced its “Get Out The Vote” program this year to make it as…
Posted 10/21/14 at 9:01 PM
Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., continues to push the House’s tax writing chairman to shore up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund (HTF). In a second letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., she implored him not to wait until the May 2015 deadline, but to work on a…
Posted 10/14/14 at 9:05 PM
Time is running out to request an absentee ballot for next month’s elections. If you or any of your employees are not sure you will be able to make it to the polls Nov. 7, you can still participate in the election. Don’t be silent – broad aggregates industry participation in the upcoming election is…
Posted 10/14/14 at 8:52 PM
According to a study release Oct. 6 by the Pew Research Center, just 15 percent of Americans said they were following the 2014 midterm elections “very closely” in the past week. That’s less than half the number that said they were tracking the Ebola virus (36 percent) story or the reports on the U.S. airstrikes…
Posted 10/6/14 at 3:59 PM
As lawmakers head back to their districts before the midterm elections, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led Americans for Transportation Mobility, of which NSSGA is a leading member, launched a regionally focused, multiplatform ad campaign Sept. 24 urging Congress to develop a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund. The campaign includes billboards, newspaper and digital…
Posted 10/2/14 at 8:53 PM
If you’re not sure if you will be able to make it to the polls on Election Day Nov. 4, request an absentee ballot and participate in the election when it is most convenient for you. Requests for absentee ballots must be received by your county board of elections before the posted deadline. Now is…
Posted 10/1/14 at 8:53 PM
If you couldn’t tell by the countless TV ads, an election is coming. 435 members of the House of Representatives and 36 senators are acutely aware that they could lose their jobs this November. Because of the election, Congress is listening. We must seize this opportunity to focus them on the aggregates industry highest priority: passing…
Posted 9/26/14 at 8:14 PM