Category: Advocacy

  • SENATOR CARPER CONTINUES PUSH FOR LAME DUCK ACTION ON HTF FUNDING

    In several meetings the week of Oct. 20, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, continued his campaign for action in the lame duck congressional session on a long-term funding mechanism for the nation’s surface transportation network. NSSGA has been working with its Highway Materials Group partners to drive the…

    Posted 10/29/14 at 2:22 PM

  • TENNESSEE DOT DELAYS ROAD PROJECTS DUE TO HTF UNCERTAINTY

      The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced the delay of nearly three dozen road construction and right-of-way acquisition projects across the state totaling $394 million.  In a letter to the Tennessee General Assembly, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer cited the uncertainty at the federal level over the short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which…

    Posted 10/28/14 at 3:31 PM

  • NSSGA, PRODUCERS TOOK KEY ISSUES TO U.S. LABOR SECRETARY

    A select group of aggregates executives took industry concerns directly to the U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a roundtable Oct. 20. Representatives of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and state aggregates associations stressed the need for increased infrastructure investment and reduced regulatory burdens to spur needed job growth. Mike Johnson,…

    Posted 10/22/14 at 2:22 PM

  • LAST CHANCE TO VOTE EARLY BEFORE ELECTION DAY!

    Election Day is Nov. 4 and early voting is underway in a number of states, but will end soon. (See the list of states with early voting here.) Now is the time to vote early or return your absentee ballot! NSSGA has enhanced its “Get Out The Vote” program this year to make it as…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:01 PM

  • BOXER PRESSES HOUSE FOR ROAD FUND FIX

    Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., continues to push the House’s tax writing chairman to shore up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund (HTF). In a second letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., she implored him not to wait until the May 2015 deadline, but to work on a…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:05 PM

  • THERE IS STILL TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT NOW!

    Time is running out to request an absentee ballot for next month’s elections. If you or any of your employees are not sure you will be able to make it to the polls Nov. 7, you can still participate in the election. Don’t be silent – broad aggregates industry participation in the upcoming election is…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 8:52 PM

  • PEW RESEACH SHOWS ONLY 15% OF AMERICANS CARE ABOUT MIDTERM ELECTIONS

    According to a study release Oct. 6 by the Pew Research Center, just 15 percent of Americans said they were following the 2014 midterm elections “very closely” in the past week. That’s less than half the number that said they were tracking the Ebola virus (36 percent) story or the reports on the U.S. airstrikes…

    Posted 10/6/14 at 3:59 PM

  • ATM LAUNCHES HIGHWAY TRUST FUND CAMPAIGN

    As lawmakers head back to their districts before the midterm elections, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led Americans for Transportation Mobility, of which NSSGA is a leading member, launched a regionally focused, multiplatform ad campaign Sept. 24 urging Congress to develop a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund. The campaign includes billboards, newspaper and digital…

    Posted 10/2/14 at 8:53 PM

  • QUOTE OF THE WEEK

    “I think the conversation’s pretty straightforward. ‘Mr President, you’ve got two years left. Want to have two years like we’ve had the last four years where we just butt heads and butt heads and butt heads?’  And it’s up to us [Congress] to see where the common ground is. But tax reform, a big highway…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 8:56 PM

  • Can’t make it to the polls ON ELECTION DAY? Request an absentee ballot!

    If you’re not sure if you will be able to make it to the polls on Election Day Nov. 4, request an absentee ballot and participate in the election when it is most convenient for you. Requests for absentee ballots must be received by your county board of elections before the posted deadline. Now is…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 8:53 PM