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  • CONGRESS ADDS TWO MONTHS TO HIGHWAY PROGRAM, RETURNS HOME FOR IN DISTRICT EVENTS

    Congress will be home next week for the Memorial Day recess. With MAP-21 now extended through the end of July, NSSGA members are urged to tell Congress that enough is enough with the short-term extensions. Members usually schedule district office hours to meet with constituents to discuss pressing issues, such as spending the next two…

    Posted 5/23/15 at 8:47 AM

  • NSSGA ADVOCACY ON WATERS OF THE U.S. REGULATION CONTINUES AT FULL THROTTLE

    The Senate Environment and Public Works committee held a “Legislative Hearing on S. 1140, The Federal Water Quality Protection Act” May 19. This legislation would halt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking on Waters of the United States and force the EPA to repurpose the rule after consulting with states, small businesses, and industry.  The…

    Posted 5/21/15 at 4:30 PM

  • Highway Materials Group letter on House Extension of Highway Program

    May 19, 2015   Dear Congressman: As the House of Representatives/Senate pave the way for a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund contract authority and expenditure authority, we urge Congress to use this time to solve the Highway Trust Fund crisis and enact a six-year surface transportation authorization bill to stabilize and increase HTF…

    Posted 5/21/15 at 3:25 PM

  • 2015 HMG Infrastructure Week Letter to Congressional Leadership

    May 13, 2015   The Honorable Mitch McConnell              The Honorable John Boehner Majority Leader                                            Speaker of the House U.S. Senate                …

    Posted 5/20/15 at 6:29 PM

  • Letter to Congress on Budget Resolution and Highway Funding

    May 11, 2015   The Honorable Mitch McConnell         The Honorable John Boehner Majority Leader                                       Speaker of the House U.S. Senate                        …

    Posted 5/20/15 at 6:27 PM

  • Letter to Ribble and Renacci Supporting Highway Funding

     April 13, 2015   The Honorable Reid Ribble                                        The Honorable Jim Renacci U.S. House of Representatives                                   U.S. House of…

    Posted 5/20/15 at 6:21 PM

  • Rock Products: Congress Falls Short on ’16 Transportation Budget Resolution (editorial)

    Just about any driver who has hit a pothole or sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic knows that our nation’s roads, bridges and highways are in bad shape. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives our nation’s roads a D+ grade. There are 10,000 bridges in the U.S. that are so old that they qualify for Medicare and, yet,…

    Posted 5/20/15 at 4:00 PM

  • HOUSE PASSES 2-MONTH HIGHWAY EXTENSION; SENATE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW SUIT

    Last night, on a vote of 387 to 35, the U.S. House passed a two-month highway policy patch that will extend the program until July 31. Now the responsibility lies on the Senate to pass the measure on to the president before Congress leaves Friday, May 22, for the Memorial Day recess. Trade and national…

    Posted 5/20/15 at 2:11 PM

  • SIGN THE PETITION TO FIX THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its partners in the Transportation Construction Coalition are pushing for a permanent Highway Trust Fund funding solution and passage of a multi-year surface transportation bill. As part of this effort, a new online petition was created calling on key congressional leaders to get the job done…

    Posted 5/19/15 at 11:47 AM

  • SELF-HEALING CONCRETE; INDIANA LIMESTONE BACK ON SOLID GROUND

    Incredible ‘bioconcrete’ can heal itself thanks to limestone-producing bacteria Remember how cool we all thought the original T-1000 [Terminator] was when it would heal itself after getting shot thanks to its liquid metal alloy? Well, some scientists have created something that’s almost as cool: “Bioconcrete” that can heal itself with the help of some very special bacteria….

    Posted 5/19/15 at 11:10 AM