Category: Government

  • FAA Funding Flying to President’s Desk

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by a vote of 93-6, sending the $43.35 billion, five-year bill to the president’s desk. Funding for the Airport Improvement Program, which allows airports to build up runways, taxiways, aprons and roads, remained at $3.35 billion each year through 2023. However, an…

    Posted 10/4/18 at 3:20 PM

  • Helping Companies Get Out The Vote

    Midterm elections are a month away, and NSSGA has tools to help you ensure that your team is registered to vote and informed on issues with the potential to affect their daily lives. It is easier than ever before to help educate employees on the policies that matter. NSSGA’s new Get out the Vote website allows…

    Posted 10/4/18 at 3:05 PM

  • Pushing for Transparency in Science

    NSSGA submitted a Statement for the Record to the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight in support of their efforts to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bases regulations and guidance on transparent science. The association supports legislation that asks regulators to release data, models and studies so that academics and…

    Posted 10/3/18 at 4:54 PM

  • Know Before You Go!

    NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum is next week, and hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country will meet with their members of Congress. Need more info about what to say during Hill Day? Explore these talking points so you will be prepared for your visits: Rocks Build America’s Future NSSGA represents the…

    Posted 9/20/18 at 1:11 PM

  • Acting EPA Chief Joins Speaker Lineup

    Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, will speak at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss regulatory reform and other EPA priorities. Wheeler joins a lineup of lawmakers and officials who will provide insight into Congress, the Trump administration and infrastructure investment. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 1:30 PM

  • Congress Looks at Innovation in Surface Transportation

    The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Highways and Transit heard from transportation industry representatives during a Sept. 5 hearing about new and exciting developments related to autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems and mobility on demand technologies. “The population and amount of freight moving through our nation are projected to increase significantly in…

    Posted 9/6/18 at 2:41 PM

  • 9 Tips to Prep for NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum

    The Legislative & Policy Forum puts the aggregates industry face-to-face with lawmakers who have direct influence over the issues that impact daily operations. At this year’s event, Sept. 25-27, in Washington, D.C., NSSGA will provide everything you need to have a positive meeting with lawmakers and their staff. The association has transportation to meetings covered,…

    Posted 8/29/18 at 4:19 PM

  • Delay of the 2015 WOTUS Rule Lifted

    On Aug. 16, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued a summary judgment against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) two-year delay of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, reinstating the rule in all but the states listed below due to earlier judicial stays. NSSGA and other industries, states, and other coalitions are appealing…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 4:48 PM

  • Advocating for Regulatory Reform

    This week, NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the aggregates industry to support important Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reforms that should improve EPA’s regulations and requirements that NSSGA members must comply with. The reforms include withdrawing the damaging 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, standardizing the cost benefit analysis process for rulemaking and improving the…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 10:16 AM

  • Podcast: Face to Face with Congress

    Members of Congress work for the people of their home districts, and they listen to constituents when it comes to choosing legislation to support. When these elected officials understand the value of quarries – located in nearly every congressional district – then they can get behind bills that protect and grow the aggregates industry. In…

    Posted 8/3/18 at 5:08 PM

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