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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This agenda details the legislative priorities of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for the second session of the 114th Congress.
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
The House version of the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA), H.R. 5030 has been released, and Democrats are incensed. The main point of contention is the removal of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Provision (HMTF); currently some of the fees collected are diverted for other purposes, but under the bipartisan WRDA passed out of…
Posted 9/23/16 at 4:32 PM
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee released a report on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule this week, slamming the process and the final regulation jointly produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. The WOTUS rule radically expands federal jurisdiction over waters that have little…
Posted 9/23/16 at 1:50 PM
Members of Congress are likely to go home and campaign for reelection in 10 days without giving state Departments of Transportation the stability and ability to plan for infrastructure investments that were promised in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Government funding is set to expire on Sept. 30 and there is no final…
Posted 9/20/16 at 5:31 PM
NSSGA members can now apply for several of the association’s annual awards through an improved online application process on NSSGA’s Awards webpage. The deadline to apply for the Awards of Excellence in Community Relations, the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award and Safety Excellence Awards is Nov. 1. The recipients…
Posted 9/15/16 at 5:00 PM
The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 95-3, bringing an end to months of Senate uncertainty over this essential water infrastructure bill. The $10.6 billion Senate bill includes money for water infrastructure projects across the country, as well as authorizations for over 20 port, levee and dam projects….
Posted 9/15/16 at 3:20 PM
The 2016 election is only weeks away and NSSGA wants everyone in the aggregates industry to register to vote for pro-aggregates candidates for Congress and President of the United States. Becoming involved is as easy as talking to your employees and coworkers about registering to vote and alerting them to when elections are being held…
Posted 9/15/16 at 1:00 PM
Registration is now open for September’s AGG1 Online webinar, How to Evaluate Your Dredge Operation. All too often, managers and mining engineers spend their resources analyzing their plant system, but neglect to analyze their primary mining device, the cutter suction dredge. This webinar will navigate the complexities of benchmarking hydraulic dredge production to educate aggregates…
Posted 9/13/16 at 9:00 AM
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that 18 transportation projects in 15 states have been awarded federal grants through the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Advancement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program. “From eliminating traffic bottlenecks and enhancing port capacity to overhauling a major freight corridor, the 18…
Posted 9/9/16 at 4:50 PM
The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA) has spent the summer advocating for the industry and bringing lawmakers to local operations. Recently, members of the GCAA hosted Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., at a tour of the Vulcan Materials’ Norcross Quarry. Rep. Hice did not support the FAST Act surface transportation reauthorization in December, and the tour…
Posted 9/7/16 at 8:00 AM
The Gernatt Family of Companies recently met with Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., at an event held at the company’s Country Side Sand and Gravel operation on Aug. 30. Staff and leaders of the Gernatt Family of Companies, one of the largest sand and gravel producers in New York, took time to educate Rep. Reed on…
Posted 9/6/16 at 5:00 PM