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
A majority of both Republicans and Democrats have signed a letter initiated by Reps. Reid Ribble, R-Wisc., Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y, to Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urging quick action to develop a long-term sustainable revenue source for maintaining the nation’s roads, highways and bridges. The letter,…
Posted 2/24/15 at 4:10 PM
The 114th Congress has been busy combating President Obama’s regulatory agenda, which includes many proposed rules that will have a direct impact on NSSGA members. The Republican congressional majority is intent on increasing transparency and accountability from federal agencies. Thwarting the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is very high on the agenda. NSSGA continues…
Posted 2/17/15 at 11:44 AM
For the third time in the past year, NSSGA members stormed Capitol Hill to explain their opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans to quickly finalize the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), despite getting nearly a million comments. “This rule is especially damaging to our industry, as we operate in areas EPA…
Posted 2/13/15 at 1:28 PM
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Feb. 12 regarding the Obama administration’s plans for a long-term highway bill this year. According to Foxx, DOT is preparing to release a six-year, $478 billion surface transportation plan in the coming weeks. With the federal Highway Trust Fund authorization set…
Posted 2/12/15 at 3:04 PM
NOT YOUR FATHER’S NSSGA LEGAL SYMPOSIUM: RISK MANAGER’S CHANCE FOR GATHERING KEY INFO IN JUST ONE PLACE
NSSGA’s annual Legal Symposium is known for being an outstanding resource for attorneys concerned with safeguarding operators’ rights, but this year the Symposium also will provide information benefitting virtually all who are involved in risk management. Just two of the wide-ranging presentations being offered are: Effective Communications in the Age of Social Media will deliver…
Posted 2/6/15 at 10:16 AM
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled a 30-year-vision for transportation entitled “Beyond Traffic ” Feb. 2. The 300-page report is designed to help policymakers grapple with a country whose population will increase by 70 million by 2045 with a 45 percent increase in freight. At the same time the population is shifting to…
Posted 2/3/15 at 4:00 PM
President Barack Obama’s $4 trillion budget proposes to close a tax loophole that allows US firms to avoid paying taxes on overseas profits, the White House says. The White House said the 14 percent tax would raise $238 billion which would be used to fund a broader $478 billion public works program of road, bridge…
Posted 2/2/15 at 3:43 PM
House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and ranking Democrat Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., unveiled the full subcommittee rosters for the 114th Congress Jan. 27. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairs the powerful Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and District of Columbia’s Eleanor Holmes Norton will serve as senior Democrat on the subcommittee. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.,…
Posted 1/30/15 at 5:30 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., plan to introduce the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 shortly. The bipartisan bill allows U.S. companies with overseas investments to voluntarily bring foreign earnings home at a favorable (6.5 percent) tax rate in lieu of…
Posted 1/30/15 at 11:49 AM
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., introduced H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act Jan. 28, a bill designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach. This bill would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from improperly expanding the Clean Water Act and seizing jurisdiction over water that is currently under control…
Posted 1/29/15 at 4:52 PM