Category: Government

  • NSSGA Statement on House Passage of Moving Forward Act

    July 1, 2020 CONTACT: Kerry Lynch/ Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1072, klynch@nssga.org NSSGA Statement on House Passage of Moving Forward Act ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement after the House passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), by…

    Posted 7/1/20 at 6:02 PM

  • NSSGA Commends House T&I Committee Introduction of INVEST in America Act

    June 3, 2020 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org               NSSGA Commends House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Introduction of Infrastructure Bill that includes ROCKS Act ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s President and CEO Michael W. Johnson issued the following statement on today’s introduction of Investing in a New Vision for the…

    Posted 6/3/20 at 2:20 PM

  • NSSGA Commends Policymakers Supporting State DOT Funding Backstop

    May 12, 2020 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org               NSSGA Commends the 137 Members of Congress Supporting State Departments of Transportation Funding Backstop ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley today issued the following statement commending Congressmen Bob Gibbs (OH-7) and Conor…

    Posted 5/12/20 at 2:21 PM

  • Trump’s 2020 State of the Union – What Might We Hear?

    By Nile Elam NSSGA Director, Government Affairs This evening President Trump will deliver his last State of the Union speech before we hit the highly anticipated 2020 elections in November This speech could not happen at a more surreal time.  If you have watched any part of the news cycle recently, you’ll recall that Trump…

    Posted 2/4/20 at 12:14 PM

  • Tell your Member of Congress to support the ROCKS Act!

    Contact your Representative in Washington here to urge them to support legislation that is important to the aggregates industry. The ROCKS Act establishes a working group of federal, state and local stakeholders to examine the use of aggregates and institute a federal policy to ensure continued access to this essential building resource.  As the assaults on the…

    Posted 1/23/20 at 12:57 AM

  • NSSGA Podcast: There’s a New Congress in Town

    At the start of the 116th Congress next year, the aggregates industry has an opportunity to build strong relationships with both new and returning members of Congress. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, highlights the importance of reaching out to new members as they begin their work in…

    Posted 12/13/18 at 11:46 AM

  • WOTUS Replacement Rule Formally Proposed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its long-awaited proposed rule to replace the deeply flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). The comment period does not start until its publication in the federal register but is expected to be at least 60 days. “We are pleased that EPA listened as NSSGA advocated…

    Posted 12/11/18 at 11:41 AM

  • Podcast: Is Infrastructure on Congress’ To Do List?

    After seeing incredible bipartisan support for aviation and water infrastructure bills, the 116th Congress is poised to take action on a substantial infrastructure bill in 2019. So while a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill never emerged in this session of Congress, Brian Dabbs, a National Journal reporter, and Michele Stanley, NSSGA senior director of government affairs,…

    Posted 11/21/18 at 1:20 PM

  • How America Voted on Infrastructure

    On Nov. 6, voters across the country decided on hundreds of ballot measures to invest in infrastructure. A majority of California residents voted against repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act, which is known as Senate Bill 1. The bill was passed in 2017 and raised the user fee on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon….

    Posted 11/7/18 at 4:38 PM

  • Vote for Transportation Funding

    Voters in several states will see transportation funding initiatives on their ballots on Nov. 6. Faced with significant shortages in federal funding for roads, bridges and highways, many states have put forth measures to address their funding needs. Voters in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah, will all consider transportation funding measures…

    Posted 11/2/18 at 9:55 AM

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