Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • Congressman Says Permitting Reforms Can Spur Growth

    In an opinion piece published in The Hill, a Washington D.C. publication, Rep. Paul A. Gosar, R-Ariz., highlights the positive ways that streamlining permits can improve aggregates production and infrastructure building. He told readers that aggregates are the “foundations for everything from railroads to seaports, power plants to wind farms, waste treatment facilities to communications grids…

    Posted 5/5/17 at 1:25 PM

  • Congress Avoids Government Shutdown

    Following the U.S. House of Representatives’ lead, the U.S. Senate today passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill, sending the legislation to President Trump’s desk for signature in advance of the Friday deadline. This bipartisan deal tempers immediate concerns of a government shutdown and achieves more sweeping updates of federal funding levels than previously forecasted….

    Posted 5/4/17 at 3:20 PM

  • Apply for a Safety Excellence Award Today

    NSSGA members can now apply for the annual Safety Excellence Awards. The application period ends June 15. The association is also accepting nominations for the James M. Christie Award, which annually recognizes a single person for outstanding leadership on workplace safety and health.  The recipients of these awards will be recognized at the association’s newest…

    Posted 5/4/17 at 12:00 PM

  • White House Receives Rule to Withdraw WOTUS

    The Trump administration has taken a major step towards rewriting the burdensome and controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. On May 2, a rule called the Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Preexisting Rules progressed to the White House, indicating it is undergoing inter-agency review. “NSSGA has taken advantage…

    Posted 5/3/17 at 5:31 PM