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  • Supporting Transportation Spending

    On Monday, June 3, NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson, sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations thanking the members for drafting and advancing the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations bill. For more details, take a look at the fact sheets and summaries provided…

    Posted 6/6/19 at 4:05 PM

  • Flying High with FAA Grants

    On Wednesday, June 5, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released a press advisory saying that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants. “This significant investment in airport improvements will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Department of…

    Posted 6/6/19 at 4:05 PM

  • Infrastructure Remains Pressing Issue for U.S. Mayors

    As reported by Transport Topics, The National League of Cities released their annual report, the “State of the Cities,” that analyzed 153 speeches by mayors between January and April 2019. Of those speeches, 57 percent focused significantly on concerns related to infrastructure funding, as well as projects having to do with access roads, local streets,…

    Posted 6/6/19 at 4:05 PM

  • House Approves $19.1 Billion for Disaster Relief

    On Monday, June 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2157– Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019, which includes funding for communities hit hard by fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes over the last three years. The final tally in the House stood at 354-58 and the U.S. Senate passed the measure 85-8…

    Posted 6/4/19 at 4:02 PM

  • Rep. Mike Kelly Hones in on Infrastructure

    Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., gave a five-minute oral statement during the House Ways & Means Committee’s Members’ Day Hearing on Tuesday, June 4. Kelly’s testimony focused on the need for infrastructure investment in his district in Northwestern Pennsylvania and across the United States. “There is a lot of work to do if we’re going to…

    Posted 6/4/19 at 3:45 PM

  • Spring Regulatory Agenda Released

    The Trump administration released its updated agenda of pending regulations and upcoming regulatory rollbacks. The agenda does not include all expected actions, but it does provide projected dates on agency priorities for the coming year. The deadlines listed are dependent on numerous factors and rules and actions can be delayed. “NSSGA will continue to work…

    Posted 5/30/19 at 11:04 AM

  • Johnson to Trump: The Time is Now to Fund Infrastructure

    NSSGA President & CEO Michael W. Johnson sent a letter to President Trump and Congressional leaders on Tuesday in advance of their White House meeting on infrastructure to take place Wednesday, May 22. In the letter, Johnson urged the leaders to fix America’s infrastructure. “Tomorrow is an opportunity for leadership of historic proportions to fix…

    Posted 5/24/19 at 10:00 AM

  • A Bill to Increase Fuel User Fees

    Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade, introduced a bill which would, according to Politico, raise the federal user fee on gasoline by 5 cents a year over five years. Blumenauer, a featured speaker at the Highway Materials Group’s Infrastructure Week press conference, introduced the legislation one…

    Posted 5/21/19 at 5:05 PM

  • President Trump and Congressional Democratic Leaders to Meet Again on Infrastructure Wednesday, May 22

    Reports have begun to surface that President Trump is set to meet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and possibly others to discuss funding options.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 22.  The leaders last met on April 30 at the White House, where they agreed to address an Infrastructure…

    Posted 5/17/19 at 3:41 PM

  • Awards Application Deadline Extended: Friday, May 31

    To give members a little while longer to submit any incomplete applications, NSSGA has extended the Awards of Excellence application deadline by two weeks until Friday, May 31.         The extension comes as NSSGA members have been advocating loudly for their businesses and our industry during National Infrastructure Week. Many met with…

    Posted 5/17/19 at 10:30 AM

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