• LAME DUCK PUSH FOR HIGHWAY FUNDING SOLUTION CONTINUES

    The NSSGA-led Highway Materials Group sent a letter (see below) to Senate and House leaders Nov. 6 in advance of the congressional meeting with President Obama Nov. 7. The letter urges action to pass a funding solution to assure the stability and sustainability of the Highway Trust Fund in the lame-duck congressional session. Additionally, NSSGA President…

    Posted 11/12/14 at 6:47 PM

  • CONGRESS – FIX THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND NOW BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

    NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson urges his membership to use the lame-duck session to their advantage and reach out to Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund now before the end of the year.      

    Posted 11/7/14 at 11:31 AM

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NSSGA SUBMITS COMMENTS ON SILICA RULEMAKING

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association filed its latest set of comments Aug. 15 with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the agency’s proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. NSSGA comments can be found here. OSHA’s proposal is important to aggregates producers because some operations are under OSHA jurisdiction;…

    Posted 8/19/14 at 7:56 PM

  • The Highway Materials Group Letter to the Senate on The Highway Trust Fund Fix

        Dear Members of the United States Senate:   The Highway Materials Group, comprised of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the American Concrete Pavement Association, the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, the Portland Cement Association and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, urges you to vote for H.R. 5021,…

    Posted 7/28/14 at 4:13 PM

  • NSSGA Support Letter to ALL Senate on the Highway Trust Fund Patch

    July 23, 2014 Dear Senator,   The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) urges you to support H.R.5021, the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014,” a bill that was overwhelming passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and soon will be on the Senate floor. America’s highway and public transportation programs are facing…

    Posted 7/24/14 at 8:36 PM

  • NSSGA SUBMITS FORMAL COMMENTS ON OSHA’S PROPOSED SILICA RULE

    NSSGA submitted formal comments to the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the agency’s proposed standard that would regulate occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica on Feb. 11, 2014. The proposal is important to NSSGA members because it directly affects the operations of many vertically-integrated members, and because the U.S. Mine Safety and…

    Posted 2/11/14 at 10:25 PM