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  • MSHA MOVES CLOSER TO NEW SILICA REGULATION

    On Aug. 29, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) took a step closer to an updated regulation for respirable crystalline silica. In a published Request for Information (RFI), the agency is soliciting “data and information on economically and technologically feasible best practices” to protect the health of coal miners and metal/nonmetal workers from “exposure…

    Posted 8/29/19 at 5:08 PM

  • Podcast: Live from a Quarry Tour!

    Luck Companies hosted the staff of members of Congress for a tour of the Bull Run Quarry in Centreville, Va. It was the first time visiting a quarry for these staff members, who work for members of Congress that serve on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. A short briefing showed the staff how the…

    Posted 8/14/19 at 3:08 PM

  • NSSGA Lauds Senate EPW Committee Passage of the ATIA

    July 29, 2019 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org NSSGA Lauds Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Passage of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson issued the following statement commending the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for passage of…

    Posted 7/30/19 at 12:14 PM

  • NSSGA Applauds the Release of the ATIA

    July 29, 2019 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org NSSGA Applauds Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Release of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson issued the following statement applauding today’s release of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA). “We…

    Posted 7/29/19 at 11:05 AM

  • Podcast: A Senate Infrastructure Bill Is Coming

    On Thursday, July 25, NSSGA met with Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff to learn about the committee’s infrastructure bill that they plan to unveil on July 29. The five-year, $287 billion bill would be a 27 percent increase over the funding included in the 2015 FAST Act. NSSGA welcomes the introduction of another…

    Posted 7/25/19 at 8:04 PM

  • Senators Keep Eyes on the Road (Funding)

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said during a July 10 hearing that he wants to see a five-year surface transportation funding bill approved by the committee by Aug. 1. “If we do not pass a long-term surface transportation bill, and instead pass a series of short-term extensions,…

    Posted 7/11/19 at 3:51 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: A Proactive Approach to Infrastructure

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., talks about the roles Congress can play in advancing our nation’s infrastructure. “We’re now going to get to the point where the lack of investment in our infrastructure is actually going to help throttle back or govern our economy, and that’s problematic because it prevents…

    Posted 6/27/19 at 3:29 PM

  • Workforce Development Grants Available July 1

    New reforms to strengthen the Perkins career and technical education (CTE) program will go into effect July 1. Approved by Congress and signed into law last year, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) updates the federal education grant program to help more students gain the skills they need…

    Posted 6/26/19 at 4:15 PM

  • NSSGA, U.S. Chamber Coalition Letter to President Trump and Congressional Leaders: Fund Infrastructure Now

    NSSGA joined with the U.S. Chamber and coalition partners on a letter to President Trump and leadership of the House and Senate, urging them to renew action on infrastructure investment legislation now.  Each side acknowledges the need to invest in and improve our nation’s infrastructure.  Our elected leaders must resume discussions toward legislative action on…

    Posted 6/19/19 at 12:29 PM

  • Court Decision May Make Workplace Exams Rule More Stringent

    On June 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision ordering the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) to restore two key provisions of the workplace examination rule that MSHA had published in 2018. This case was brought about by concerns from United Steelworkers, United Mine Workers of American and other…

    Posted 6/14/19 at 11:02 AM

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