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 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) celebrates 60 years of the National Interstate Highway System today. President Eisenhower signed the system into law on June, 29, 1956. The National Interstate Highway System was built on a foundation of aggregates, and today an estimated 1.2 million pounds of stone, sand and gravel are used…
Posted 6/29/16 at 1:23 PM
Before leaving town for a week-long recess, GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a policy paper that advocated for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. The 35-page tax reform blueprint is the sixth policy paper of the House GOP’s “A Better Way” agenda and for the first time,…
Posted 6/29/16 at 9:20 AM
NSSGA is pleased to offer eight ways to use social media to improve community relations. Members of NSSGA can click here to download a two-page PDF of this image to use as handouts or for any other purpose.
Posted 6/28/16 at 4:20 PM
A bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 16 would block the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule as it funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at $32 billion. The 2017 Interior and Environment bill would cut $125 million from current fiscal 2016 levels and is $1.1 billion less…
Posted 6/21/16 at 10:07 AM
The bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has stalled in Congress and will not pass unless grassroots action puts pressure on the Senate to move the bill. NSSGA members need to contact their members of Congress and ask them to support a WRDA bill before the July recess. WRDA funding addresses the needs of America’s…
Posted 6/17/16 at 9:20 AM
Engineers have a new way to advance technology in the aggregates industry. NSSGA’s recently-formed Engineering & Technical Committee is a new platform for aggregates engineers to advance many of the technical aspects related to the industry. The committee will promote the industry’s interest on aggregate specifications through involvement with related industry technical committees and federal…
Posted 6/17/16 at 4:00 AM
NSSGA and its partners challenging MSHA’s Pattern of Violation (POV) rule scored a win on June 16. Judge James L. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio largely denied the government’s motion to dismiss the case brought against MSHA by NSSGA and other associations. The groups claim that MSHA violated…
Posted 6/16/16 at 5:44 PM
President Obama is expected to sign the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) soon, now that both chambers of Congress approved the first update to regulating toxic chemicals in 26 years. Unlike recent regulations pushed out by the administration, NSSGA supported the TSCA modernization bill and the final measure includes language suggested by the association. The…
Posted 6/10/16 at 9:20 AM
Additional compliance burdens will be placed on aggregates operators as a result of MSHA’s proposed rule on workplace exams (30 USC 56.18002) unveiled June 7 during a stakeholder meeting at the agency’s headquarters. The proposed rule requires that a competent person sign and date an examination record that includes descriptions of locations and conditions…
Posted 6/7/16 at 3:08 PM
The end of the Obama Administration is fewer than eight months away, but MSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda demonstrates the Administration’s push for more regulatory burdens on operators. According to the agenda released during the week of May 16, MSHA is likely delaying the release of “limited” final rule on civil penalties (Part 100). The rule,…
Posted 6/6/16 at 12:20 PM