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
The Army Corps of Engineers had clear reservations from the start over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Several Corps documents obtained by Congress show that the Corps disagreed with multiple legal, scientific and technical aspects of the EPA’s proposal. In the documents, the Corps claims their organization was “not part…
Posted 7/29/15 at 9:30 AM
While the House passing the annual appropriations for the Transportation and Housing Departments is positive, passage of a comprehensive surface transportation reauthorization is required to set future program policies and provide the funding needed to implement them. Furthermore, the congressional finance committees must find the monies to meet the funding levels contained in the reauthorization…
Posted 6/12/15 at 9:53 AM
The Senate Environment and Public Works committee marked up the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, S. 1140, today, and it passed along partisan lines. It forces EPA to start over with the Waters of the U.S. rule, which is damaging to the aggregates industry and transportation initiatives. No vote for the full Senate is scheduled, but NSSGA…
Posted 6/10/15 at 3:33 PM
NSSGA’s President and CEO Michael W. Johnson urged Congress to rethink a proposed 22 percent cut to federal transportation projects contained in a recently passed federal spending blueprint. While Johnson acknowledged that the budget resolution passed May 5 is, fortunately, only a non-binding outline for federal spending, he pointed out that the proposed cuts would…
Posted 5/11/15 at 11:26 AM
For the first time in six-years, the House and Senate have come together to pass a joint budget resolution. Their achievement is overshadowed by a proposed 22 percent reduction in surface transportation funding based upon current revenue projections for the Highway Trust Fund. While the budget does not have the force of law, it sets…
Posted 5/6/15 at 9:59 AM
NSSGA shared comments with the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Reform in response to a request from Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., ranking committee Democrat Tom Carper, D-Del., and Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla., and ranking subcommittee Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a review that the committee…
Posted 5/5/15 at 11:51 AM
The Senate is scheduled to vote May 4 to override President Obama’s veto of the Congressional Review Act resolution to halt the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) “Ambush Election Rule.” NSSGA, in conjunction with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, is engaged in a long-running effort to protect the fundamental rights of both employers and…
Posted 5/4/15 at 11:31 AM
The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee voted 15-5 to approve the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act, on April 28 The bipartisan agreement came a day after Sens. David Vitter,R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., achieved agreement on a deal that made changes designed…
Posted 4/30/15 at 1:30 PM
The House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft appropriations bill for the U.S. DOT for fiscal year 2016. This legislation authorizes the highway program at $40.3 billion, the same amount as the last three years. Without more revenue going into the Highway Trust Fund, spending is limited to the existing obligations approved in…
Posted 4/30/15 at 9:30 AM
The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732 is tentatively scheduled for a vote in the House May 12. NSSGA strongly urges you to reach out to your Representatives to make sure they vote “yes” on H.R. 1732. Please call your member of Congress TODAY using NSSGA’s Washington Action Hotline at (866) 255-3207. Let them know…
Posted 4/29/15 at 1:00 PM