Category: Government

  • NSSGA RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING GRASSROOTS CONTRIBUTIONS

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 24, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will recognize four active advocates for their efforts to influence federal policy during 2014 at the March Annual Convention in Baltimore.  The award winners are: Robert F. Weldon III of Weldon Materials, Grasstops CEO of the Year, Brian North and Steve Whitt…

    Posted 2/24/15 at 4:39 PM

  • MAJORITY OF HOUSE SENDS LETTER TO LEADERSHIP SUPPORTING ACTION ON HIGHWAY FUNDING

    A majority of both Republicans and Democrats have signed a letter initiated by Reps. Reid Ribble, R-Wisc., Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y, to Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urging quick action to develop a long-term sustainable revenue source for maintaining the nation’s roads, highways and bridges.  The letter,…

    Posted 2/24/15 at 4:10 PM

  • CONGRESS CONTINUES EFFORTS TO RESTRAIN ADMINISTRATION’S REGULATORY OVERREACH

    The 114th Congress has been busy combating President Obama’s regulatory agenda, which includes many proposed rules that will have a direct impact on NSSGA members.  The Republican congressional majority is intent on increasing transparency and accountability from federal agencies.  Thwarting the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is very high on the agenda. NSSGA continues…

    Posted 2/17/15 at 11:44 AM

  • NSSGA MEMBERS STORM CAPITOL HILL ON WOTUS RULE

    For the third time in the past year, NSSGA members stormed Capitol Hill to explain their opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans to quickly finalize the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), despite getting nearly a million comments. “This rule is especially damaging to our industry, as we operate in areas EPA…

    Posted 2/13/15 at 1:28 PM

  • Shuster and Foxx Address Infrastructure Investment and Being #StuckInTraffic

    On Wednesday, Feb 12, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa.,  held a Twitter “Town Hall” using the hashtag #StuckInTraffic to speak on the nation’s infrastructure needs. This is a small step toward a bipartisan solution of funding  highways and passing a longterm transportation bill. See the…

    Posted 2/12/15 at 3:37 PM

  • DOT’S FOXX PUSHES LAWMAKERS ON HIGHWAY BILL

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Feb. 12 regarding the Obama administration’s plans for a long-term highway bill this year. According to Foxx, DOT is preparing to release a six-year, $478 billion surface transportation plan in the coming weeks.  With the federal Highway Trust Fund authorization set…

    Posted 2/12/15 at 3:04 PM

  • NOT YOUR FATHER’S NSSGA LEGAL SYMPOSIUM: RISK MANAGER’S CHANCE FOR GATHERING KEY INFO IN JUST ONE PLACE

    NSSGA’s annual Legal Symposium is known for being an outstanding resource for attorneys concerned with safeguarding operators’ rights, but this year the Symposium also will provide information benefitting virtually all who are involved in risk management.  Just two of the wide-ranging presentations being offered are: Effective Communications in the Age of Social Media will deliver…

    Posted 2/6/15 at 10:16 AM

  • DOT SECRETARY UNVEILS 30 YEAR FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled a 30-year-vision for transportation entitled “Beyond Traffic ” Feb. 2.  The 300-page report is designed to help policymakers grapple with a country whose population will increase by 70 million by 2045 with a 45 percent increase in freight.  At the same time the population is shifting to…

    Posted 2/3/15 at 4:00 PM

  • Letter To Speaker Boehner Urging the House to Act Now On Funding Surface Transportation

    Dear Mr. Speaker and Leader Pelosi: The Honorable John Boehner Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20115 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 February 2, 2015 We encourage you to lead your colleagues in Congress to act now to fund America’s surface transportation infrastructure….

    Posted 2/2/15 at 4:44 PM

  • Letter To Mitch McConnell Urging the Senate to Act Now On Funding Surface Transportation

    Dear Leader McConnell and Leader Reid: The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 February 2, 2015 We encourage you to lead your colleagues in the Senate to act now to fund America’s surface transportation infrastructure. We represent the collective voice…

    Posted 2/2/15 at 4:25 PM