Category: Advocacy

  • NSSGA TO CONGRESS: YOUR WORK IS NOT DONE

    NSSGA sent a letter to all members of Congress Sept. 9, not only to acknowledge the passage of another extension for the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015, but also to implore them to finally address the long-term stability and sustainability of the program now.  It asks them not to wait until next Congress to develop…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 10:53 AM

  • CONGRESS RETURNS TO WORK ON SEVERAL “MUST PASS” BILLS

    Congress returns to work on Sept. 8 for a two-week session expected to be consumed by discussion of several “must pass” bills.  Top on the agenda is reaching agreement on an appropriations measure to continue funding the government after the end of the current fiscal year Sept. 30.  Although the House has passed seven appropriations…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 4:02 PM

  • URGE CONGRESS TO STOP EPA’S UNLAWFUL CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    Congress is considering legislation that would stop EPA’s Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas.  H.R. 5078 will be voted on in the House Sept. 8.  NSSGA needs your help; please contact your member of Congress today to urge a “yes” vote by clicking here.  < The…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:55 PM

  • CBO’S UPDATE TO BUDGET AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: 2014 TO 2024

    The Highway Trust Fund patch approved by Congress bought some time for the HTF, but the threat of a shortfall in 2015 remains a harsh reality according to the Congressional Budget Office, when it released its Budget and Economic Outlook, Aug. 27. The office projects that the highway balance will fall about $2 billion short…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:33 PM

  • “DRIVING IT HOME 2014″ KICKS INTO GEAR!

    Members of Congress will be home for three more weeks on their summer recess. Schedule time to meet with your members of Congress NOW! “Driving It Home 2014” continued strong in its second week of activities. Oldcastle Materials is scheduling a facility visit with Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) at their Shelly Company subsidiary’s Marietta, Ohio,…

    Posted 8/13/14 at 9:23 PM

  • AP POLL: AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT THRILLED WITH IDEAS TO PAY FOR HIGHWAYS

    A recently released Associated Press-GfK poll finds that 62 percent of Americans think the economic benefits of a good surface transportation infrastructure outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but nearly the same percentage oppose raising federal gasoline taxes to actually pay for new roads and bridges. Those surveyed were given four options for raising additional revenue…

    Posted 8/13/14 at 9:22 PM

  • HIGHWAY TRUST FUND LIVES – FOR NOW

    The life of the Highway Trust Fund has been extended through May 2015 after Congress passed a $10.8 billion patch just hours before the U.S. Department of Transportation said it would need to begin slowing payments to the states. The final days leading up to the five-week summer recess were filled with three separate, contentious…

    Posted 8/6/14 at 5:49 PM

  • CONGRESSIONAL SUMMER RECESS BEGINS

    Congress headed home Aug. 1 for its five-week summer congressional recess. What plans do you have to take advantage of this extended access to your elected federal officials to help the future of your business and your industry? NSSGA strongly encourages you to meet with your members of Congress during this time as part of…

    Posted 8/6/14 at 5:38 PM

  • US Chamber President Pushes for Infrastructure Funding

    “National leaders have the opportunity to strengthen our investment in America’s infrastructure system, boosting our economy and sharpening our competitive edge along the way. They’ve already taken a step in the right direction by temporarily replenishing one of the most crucial sources of federal funding, the Highway Trust Fund. But we’ve got a long way…

    Posted 8/5/14 at 1:44 PM