Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • Five Ways That Tax Reform Could Affect Aggregates

    The tax reform plan unveiled by the White House earlier this week contains some provisions relevant to aggregates operations everywhere. The administration seeks to lower the corporate tax rate on small businesses, specifically, so that they have an ability to expand their operations, increase wages and even hire additional employees. Limits the maximum tax rate…

    Posted 9/29/17 at 11:45 AM

  • Rocking Capitol Hill

    Hundreds of people from aggregates operations across the country took to Capitol Hill today to  ask representatives and senators to support infrastructure funding. More than 175 meetings were scheduled as part of NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting.   Members of Congress spoke at special sessions during the event, including Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.,…

    Posted 9/27/17 at 3:10 PM

  • Face to Face with Congress

    Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all around the country are gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., and Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, were two of several lawmakers who met with attendees during the second day of professional development, networking and meetings with members of Congress. Huizenga,…

    Posted 9/26/17 at 5:13 PM

  • Zinke, Pruitt Welcome Aggregates Industry to DC

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt welcomed the aggregates industry to Washington, D.C. during NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Both remarked on the burden of over-regulation facing businesses in the country. “Let’s say you have a stream that includes trout and salmon, and there’s dam upstream and irrigation downstream….

    Posted 9/25/17 at 6:43 PM

  • Allied for Aggregates in Washington

    Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country are gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Doug Needham, president of the Michigan Aggregates Association, highlighted how the state association and NSSGA have been working together to tackle a legislative concern in Detroit. Some city residents and lawmakers are seeking…

    Posted 9/25/17 at 12:46 PM

  • Ready to Rock D.C.

    Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country are arriving in Washington, D.C., for four days of advocacy, networking and professional development at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting, that puts the industry face-to-face with members of Congress. “We are excited that nearly 300 people from all over the aggregates industry are here…

    Posted 9/24/17 at 5:00 PM

  • 7 Ways to Prep for Legislative & Policy Forum

    Follow these tips and we’ll take care of the rest. The Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting puts the aggregates industry face-to-face with lawmakers who have direct influence over the issues that impact daily operations. There are seven easy ways to prepare for meetings with members of Congress that only require a few minutes. NSSGA…

    Posted 9/22/17 at 2:30 PM

  • Last Chance! Tell EPA You Support the WOTUS Withdrawal by Sept. 27

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting comments on the withdrawal of the controversial 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) until Sept. 27, 2017. If you have not already done so, please tell EPA that you support the removal of a rule that would have allowed the federal government to regulate dry streambeds…

    Posted 9/21/17 at 3:15 PM

  • Someone’s Living the Suite Life in D.C.

    Joe Carnahan, general manager at Luck Companies, will live the “suite life” during NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting, Sept. 24-28, in Washington, D.C. Carnahan, a member of the Young Leaders Steering Committee, was drawn at random for an upgrade to a suite at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for his stay…

    Posted 9/18/17 at 9:00 AM

  • Congress in the Quarries

    Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited Martin Marietta’s Southwest, Cement and Southwest Ready Mix divisional headquarters office in Dallas, Texas on Aug. 23. “We appreciated that the congressman took time out of his very busy August recess to visit our divisional offices,” said David Perkins, vice president of environmental, government…

    Posted 9/16/17 at 12:00 PM