Category: Government

  • 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

  • Podcast: Highlights from D.C.

    Influential regulators from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently shared updates on the issues that impact the aggregates industry with NSSGA members at the 2018 Legislative Policy & Forum. Listen to highlights from lawmakers and administration officials in this new episode of NSSGA’s podcast. Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting…

    Posted 10/30/18 at 9:24 AM

  • Aggregates Rock the Vote

    There is much at stake for aggregates producers and our economy in this year’s mid-term election. That’s why NSSGA is encouraging all 100,000 aggregates industry employees to get to the polls on election day. Our country needs policymakers who will help fuel and sustain our country’s continued economic recovery by advancing regulatory reform, investing in…

    Posted 10/25/18 at 12:47 PM

  • Administration Continues to Focus on Reforming Regulations

    The Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. The agenda does not include all upcoming and expected actions by federal agencies, but rather provides information on their priorities for the coming…

    Posted 10/23/18 at 12:57 PM

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