Category: Advocacy

  • A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

    If you couldn’t tell by the countless TV ads, an election is coming.  435 members of the House of Representatives and 36 senators are acutely aware that they could lose their jobs this November.  Because of the election, Congress is listening.  We must seize this opportunity to focus them on the aggregates industry highest priority: passing…

    Posted 9/26/14 at 8:14 PM

  • NAM STUDY SHOWS COSTS OF REGULATIONS ARE UPWARD OF $2 TRILLION A YEAR.

    An opinion piece on “Fox News” Sept. 10 by the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray notes that a recent NAM study shows that “88 percent of manufacturers see regulatory compliance as a top business challenge.” Moutray states that “manufacturers are mostly upbeat,” but also “tentative,” as they continue to wait “anxiously for…

    Posted 9/18/14 at 9:07 PM

  • NSSGA/NAPA Fly-In Paves The Way To The Future

    The NSSGA/NAPA “Paving The Way To The Future” Fly-In held Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 100 individuals from the highway construction materials industries. Attendees heard from a high-level panel of House and Senate transportation staffers on plans to advance surface transportation reauthorization, as well as from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who wrote…

    Posted 9/17/14 at 9:04 PM

  • HIGHWAY INDUSTRIES SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS PLEADING FOR ‘ROBUST,’ LONG-TERM HIGHWAY FUNDING

    The highway industries sent a letter to Congress pleading for “robust,” long-term highway funding. The letter urged Congress to “act now” to avoid prolonging the infrastructure funding crisis “that is the result of failure to provide long-term stable funding for transportation.” Lobbyists including transportation officials, equipment manufacturers and other concerned businessmen and women sent a…

    Posted 9/17/14 at 5:10 PM

  • LAST WEEK OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS IN CONGRESS BEFORE 2014 ELECTIONS

    Congressional leaders are attempting to wrap up all must-pass legislation in the next few days – the House is aiming for a Sept. 19 adjournment, while the Senate eyes Sept. 23 – before heading to the November elections campaign trail.  The House had planned to pass, during the week of Sept. 8, a continuing resolution…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 9:07 PM

  • 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