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
An opinion piece on “Fox News” Sept. 10 by the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray notes that a recent NAM study shows that “88 percent of manufacturers see regulatory compliance as a top business challenge.” Moutray states that “manufacturers are mostly upbeat,” but also “tentative,” as they continue to wait “anxiously for…
Posted 9/18/14 at 9:07 PM
The NSSGA/NAPA “Paving The Way To The Future” Fly-In held Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 100 individuals from the highway construction materials industries. Attendees heard from a high-level panel of House and Senate transportation staffers on plans to advance surface transportation reauthorization, as well as from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who wrote…
Posted 9/17/14 at 9:04 PM
The highway industries sent a letter to Congress pleading for “robust,” long-term highway funding. The letter urged Congress to “act now” to avoid prolonging the infrastructure funding crisis “that is the result of failure to provide long-term stable funding for transportation.” Lobbyists including transportation officials, equipment manufacturers and other concerned businessmen and women sent a…
Posted 9/17/14 at 5:10 PM
Posted 9/11/14 at 9:12 PM
NSSGA sent a letter to all members of Congress Sept. 9, not only to acknowledge the passage of another extension for the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015, but also to implore them to finally address the long-term stability and sustainability of the program now. It asks them not to wait until next Congress to develop…
Posted 9/10/14 at 10:53 AM
Congress returns to work on Sept. 8 for a two-week session expected to be consumed by discussion of several “must pass” bills. Top on the agenda is reaching agreement on an appropriations measure to continue funding the government after the end of the current fiscal year Sept. 30. Although the House has passed seven appropriations…
Posted 9/4/14 at 4:02 PM
Congress is considering legislation that would stop EPA’s Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas. H.R. 5078 will be voted on in the House Sept. 8. NSSGA needs your help; please contact your member of Congress today to urge a “yes” vote by clicking here. < The…
Posted 9/4/14 at 3:55 PM
The Highway Trust Fund patch approved by Congress bought some time for the HTF, but the threat of a shortfall in 2015 remains a harsh reality according to the Congressional Budget Office, when it released its Budget and Economic Outlook, Aug. 27. The office projects that the highway balance will fall about $2 billion short…
Posted 9/4/14 at 3:33 PM
Members of Congress will be home for three more weeks on their summer recess. Schedule time to meet with your members of Congress NOW! “Driving It Home 2014” continued strong in its second week of activities. Oldcastle Materials is scheduling a facility visit with Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) at their Shelly Company subsidiary’s Marietta, Ohio,…
Posted 8/13/14 at 9:23 PM
A recently released Associated Press-GfK poll finds that 62 percent of Americans think the economic benefits of a good surface transportation infrastructure outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but nearly the same percentage oppose raising federal gasoline taxes to actually pay for new roads and bridges. Those surveyed were given four options for raising additional revenue…
Posted 8/13/14 at 9:22 PM