The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Support Grows for Private Activity Bonds in Tax Reform Bill

House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., is pushing for infrastructure funding as part of the tax reform bill. Graves and 38 members of Congress sent a letter to their colleagues that voices their support for private activity bonds (PABs) to be included in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A… Read more

Posted 12/14/17 at 3:15 PM

Congress Wraps Spending Bill: Do Not Open ‘Til Xmas

Congress staved off a government shutdown by clearing a two-week continuing resolution, H.J. Res. 123 (115), on Dec. 7, that extends current government spending levels until Dec. 22. President Donald Trump endorsed the spending patch and is expected to sign it today, Dec. 8. Lawmakers acknowledged that they will need another short-term bill to buy… Read more

Posted 12/8/17 at 11:54 AM

NSSGA Briefs Capitol Hill on WOTUS Rule Impact on Small Operators

Karen Hubacz-Kiley of Bond Construction in Spencer, Mass., represented NSSGA on Capitol Hill on Dec. 6 to share the aggregates industry’s perspective on how the onerous 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) would impact small operations.  Hubacz-Kiley said the rule was a massive regulatory overreach and called on regulators for clarity. “The rule must be… Read more

Posted 12/7/17 at 9:38 AM

America Recognizes Miners Day

On Dec. 6, the country takes a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions that those who quarry stone, sand and gravel make on everyday life.  “The 100,000 men and women in the aggregates industry provide the foundations that build America and should be recognized for their dedication and hard work,” said Michael W. Johnson, president and… Read more

Posted 12/5/17 at 4:48 PM

One Step Closer on Tax Reform

Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed their version of a tax reform package by a vote of 51-49. The House and Senate must now reconcile the two separate proposals into one that will need to be voted on in both chambers before sending it to the President’s desk. After days of debate and hours of… Read more

Posted 12/4/17 at 5:01 PM

NSSGA Community Relations Awards Extended Until Dec. 10

NSSGA members now have until Dec. 10 to apply for an Excellence in Community Relations Award. Operations that have done an exemplary job engaging their community and neighbors are strongly encouraged to apply. Winners will be announced in early 2018 and presented with their awards at NSSGA’s Annual Convention in Houston, March 4-7. To apply for… Read more

Posted 12/1/17 at 9:43 AM

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