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Our Issues

NSSGA promotes an aggressive agenda on behalf of the aggregates industry for the first session of the 113th Congress.

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Transportation Infrastructure

NSSGA supports development of a new vision for our nation’s surface transportation system. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the law creating the National Interstate Highway System in 1956 and it was largely designed and constructed during the 1960s and 1970s, at a time when the population of the United States was approximately 200 million.

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Environment and sustainability

NSSGA supports the cultural ideal and experience of America: freedom to choose where to work, live and travel. NSSGA believes the American dream of home-ownership and the ability to choose an urban, suburban or rural domicile and workplace is still viable and worthwhile. Quality growth that takes a commonsense approach to protecting endangered species and…

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Worker safety

The commitment demonstrated by stone, sand and gravel operators to workforce safety and health is unmistakable. In 2011, the industry attained a total injury incidence rate of just 2.27 injuries per 200,000 hours worked. Not only was this a record low, but it was also the eleventh consecutive year in which the industry achieved improvement over the previous year’s level…

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Science and research

NSSGA supports a continued federal role in research and development – specifically research into aggregates.  Aggregates make up 94 percent of asphalt and 80 percent of concrete, thus research on aggregates is essential to finding and ensuring the most efficient and long-lasting pavements…

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Tax and tort reform

NSSGA looks forward to the expected discussion and drafting of comprehensive tax reform legislation during the 113th Congress, and will proactively seek and propose new reforms to benefit the aggregates industry and vigorously oppose any provisions that would adversely impact aggregates operators. NSSGA supports minimizing the tax burden on businesses and working families in order to increase the rate of capital formation, economic growth and job creation…

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Labor

NSSGA believes that the most valuable resource of the aggregates industry is its more than 110,500-person workforce.  NSSGA supports increased investment in industry-led safety, health and training programs, which are paramount to building, maintaining and the continued growth of a quality workforce.  NSSGA also believes that new laws and regulations governing the aggregates industry should…