Advocacy

NSSGA represents the interests of the aggregates industry proactively before Congress, the White House and the federal government's departments and agencies. It is the only association that fully represents the aggregates industry from extraction to sales.

Our issues

NSSGA’s Legislative Agenda highlights the priorities of the association. The association’s top priority is passage of a multi-year surface transportation infrastructure authorization. In addition, NSSGA focuses on the potential effects of environmental, labor and business issues, which can impose increased costs and regulatory burdens on the aggregates industry – the foundation of America’s built environment.

ROCKPAC

ROCKPAC is the only political action committee solely dedicated to advancing the aggregates industry’s priorities with federal candidates – standing up for the industry, expanding congressional awareness of it and the significant impacts of congressional actions on aggregates businesses.

ADVOCACY NEWS

  • NSSGA Podcast: Teamwork Makes the Advocacy Dream Work

    NSSGA does not advocate for infrastructure investment alone and the association frequently partners with organizations in Washington, D.C., that are focused on common issues. It’s a broad topic that touches quarries and many businesses throughout the economy. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Ed Mortimer, vice president of transportation and infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber…

    Posted 9/12/19 at 12:06 PM

  • Podcast: A Senate Infrastructure Bill Is Coming

    On Thursday, July 25, NSSGA met with Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff to learn about the committee’s infrastructure bill that they plan to unveil on July 29. The five-year, $287 billion bill would be a 27 percent increase over the funding included in the 2015 FAST Act. NSSGA welcomes the introduction of another…

    Posted 7/25/19 at 8:04 PM

  • Senators Keep Eyes on the Road (Funding)

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said during a July 10 hearing that he wants to see a five-year surface transportation funding bill approved by the committee by Aug. 1. “If we do not pass a long-term surface transportation bill, and instead pass a series of short-term extensions,…

    Posted 7/11/19 at 3:51 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: A Proactive Approach to Infrastructure

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., talks about the roles Congress can play in advancing our nation’s infrastructure. “We’re now going to get to the point where the lack of investment in our infrastructure is actually going to help throttle back or govern our economy, and that’s problematic because it prevents…

    Posted 6/27/19 at 3:29 PM

  • Workforce Development Grants Available July 1

    New reforms to strengthen the Perkins career and technical education (CTE) program will go into effect July 1. Approved by Congress and signed into law last year, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) updates the federal education grant program to help more students gain the skills they need…

    Posted 6/26/19 at 4:15 PM

  • WOTUS Replacement Rule Comments Due April 15

    NSSGA member companies have until April 15 to submit comments that support a clearer Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed WOTUS “replacement” rule is open until April 15. It was released in December 2018 but the federal government…

    Posted 2/20/19 at 11:06 AM

  • AGG1 Hits Record Attendance in Indy

    The aggregates industry took Indianapolis by storm, as more than 10,000 people attended the 2019 AGG1 Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt shows. Attendees came from all 50 states, including 1,500 from Indiana, and international attendance also increased as attendees from Canada, Nigeria, Russia and 53 other countries came for the world-class education and…

    Posted 2/14/19 at 1:01 PM

  • Crushing it at AGG1!

    Exhibitors at NSSGA’s 2019 AGG1 Academy & Expo showcased the latest equipment and technology that allows operations to produce aggregates more safely and efficiently than ever before. Catch the coverage of exhibitors and education from the show and remarkable speakers and events from NSSGA’s Annual Convention.   NSSGA Renews Partnership with MSHA NSSGA formally renewed…

    Posted 2/13/19 at 5:34 PM

  • AGG1 2019 is Open for Business

    A record number of exhibitors are filling up the AGG1 Academy & Expo floor this year. Watch NSSGA Live’s coverage of the latest tech available only at this event.  Rich Karlgaard Highlights a Workforce Solution The aggregates industry faces a workforce shortage each year, as companies continue to find themselves in need of people to…

    Posted 2/12/19 at 6:52 PM

  • Full Throttle at 2019 Annual Convention

    Catch up on NSSGA’s Annual Convention news and events with NSSGA Live! The 2019 Annual Convention – Full Throttle – began with a packed general session with a collection of speakers that you can’t find anywhere else in our industry. “Full throttle is defined as doing something at full speed. To deliver the results that…

    Posted 2/11/19 at 7:13 PM

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