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Press Releases

  • Federal Road Funding Continues, for Now Push for Long-Term Solution Must Continue

    Congress passed temporary funding to continue road, highway and bridge construction, but once again punted on a multiyear reauthorization that includes a sustainable funding mechanism. “It is positive to see strong bipartisan support for the crucial infrastructure that keeps our economy growing, but this stopgap fix is not a cost-effective way to improve our most…

    Posted 8/1/14 at 1:39 PM

  • Veteran Communicator Joins Infrastructure Fight

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association announces that Bailey Wood is taking on the role of vice president of communications. In this position, he will be a key leader as the association implements Rocks Build America, a three-year strategic plan to grow the scope and influence of the aggregates industry and refortify America’s infrastructure…

    Posted 7/14/14 at 4:31 PM

  • HIGHWAY MATERIALS GROUP LAUDS MURPHY/CORKER FUNDING PLAN

    The Highway Materials Group commends Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Robert Corker (R-Tenn.) on their bipartisan proposal to ensure funding of the nation’s surface transportation system into the future by increasing the federal motor fuels tax by 12 cents. In light of the pending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, this proposal finally addresses the…

    Posted 6/19/14 at 6:43 PM

  • NSSGA JOINS CALL TO “FIX THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND”

    NSSGA members in town this week for the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In attended the third Rally for Roads June 11. Held on the Capitol grounds, several hundred participants in the rally represented a broad spectrum of the economy including highway users, labor, construction professionals and materials and equipment suppliers. The Rally for Roads is intended…

    Posted 6/11/14 at 9:18 PM

  • ALAN PARKS TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS REGARDING “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES”

    The House Small Business Committee has scheduled a full committee hearing today focused on the small business impacts of the rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulating “Waters of the United States.” Alan Parks, vice president, Memphis Stone & Gravel Company, Memphis, Tennessee, will testify on behalf of NSSGA and share his company’s…

    Posted 5/29/14 at 4:15 PM

  • Distinguished Economist Finds EPA Economic Analysis Flawed

    NSSGA notes with interest today’s release of Dr. David Sunding’s report, Review of 2014 EPA Economic Analysis of Proposed Revised Definition of Waters of the Unites States. The report examines the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s estimates of probable costs and benefits for the proposed rule on “Waters of the United States,” and finds that EPA…

    Posted 5/28/14 at 8:55 PM

  • NSSGA ENCOURAGED BY HOUSE PASSAGE OF WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCE REPORT

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the conference report on water resources legislation by a vote of 412 to 4. Six months of intense negotiations between House and Senate conferees produced a bipartisan bill aimed at reforming and streamlining an outdated bureaucracy, increasing flexibility for public-private investment and eliminating earmarks. The Senate may vote…

    Posted 5/20/14 at 6:07 PM

  • NSSGA on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Markup of Surface Transportation Bill

    Leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-La.), today will mark up the chamber’s version of a surface transportation reauthorization bill. As drafted, the bill would authorize Highway Trust Fund programs at current levels plus inflation for six years. Ahead of this…

    Posted 5/15/14 at 2:08 PM

  • Highway Materials Group Lauds Infrastructure Week 2014

    The Highway Materials Group commends the sponsors of Infrastructure Week 2014, May 12-16. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, Building America’s Future, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution have organized a full week of strategically placed high-level events and briefings, national and targeted…

    Posted 5/12/14 at 8:24 PM

  • NSSGA’S MIKE JOHNSON FEATURED IN CEO UPDATE

    In the April 18 issue of CEO Update, a premier resource on association news and people, NSSGA’s President and CEO Mike Johnson was interviewed at NSSGA’s headquarters and was characterized as “jumping in head first” in assuming his role at the association, and within seven months had completed a member survey and a new strategic…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 8:35 PM