Category: DANews

  • Get Prepared for Mid-Term Elections

    According to the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, or BI-PAC, employees said that they were more likely to vote after receiving information about the candidates from their employer and that the information helped them decide who to support. With less than a month left before the important mid-term election, it is imperative that voters get to the polls on…

    Posted 10/17/18 at 11:04 AM

  • Infrastructure Package Docks at the White House

    Today the U.S. Senate approved a reauthorization of the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 99-1, sending the two-year bill to the president’s desk. The bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, S. 3021, is the most sweeping infrastructure package to be considered this Congress. It grows the economy, keeps communities…

    Posted 10/10/18 at 1:11 PM

  • 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

  • NSSGA Podcast: Axios’ Bill Bishop on China’s Infrastructure Boom

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Axios reporter Bill Bishop discusses Chinese infrastructure plans with Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, and host Patrick Dunne. Most recently, Bishop wrote about China’s plans to create a megacity with Hong Kong and Macau by uniting them with new roads and bridges, similar to sprawling mega-cities like…

    Posted 9/11/18 at 5:07 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

  • Environmental Excellence in the Aggregates Industry

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Aug. 31, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) proudly announced the recipients of the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards. “We are glad to recognize operations from around the country that go above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable environmental practices,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “These…

    Posted 8/31/18 at 10:01 AM