On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 9092. This legislation would rescind the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’s billions in funding for the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) expanded enforcement efforts, while retaining funding for the IRS to focus on improving taxpayer services and modernizing operations to serve taxpayers.
Letter to Congressional Leadership Calling on Congress to Take Immediate Action to Prevent a Freight Rail Strike
As the President & CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to implore Congress to avert a rail strike at all costs. The association’s 400 members are a critical part of effectively implementing the bipartisan infrastructure bill. They rely heavily on freight rail to get products where they need to be. A freight rail strike would have a tremendous impact on our industry’s ability to supply the construction materials needed for projects around the country.
Coalition Comments to U.S. DOT Supporting Waivers to the Buy America Requirements for Construction Materials
We the below signed members of the Americans for Transportation Mobility write in support of the two Waivers to the Buy America Requirements for Construction Materials. The new requirements created by the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) introduce significant changes to existing Buy America requirements that require additional analysis and guidance from the Administration to implement.
Coalition Letter Requesting an Extension of the Public Comment Period in Response to Docket No. IRS-2022-0025, Request for Comments on Prevailing Wage, Apprenticeship, Domestic Content and Energy Communities Requirements Under the Inflation Reduction Act
The diverse coalition of undersigned associations and organizations representing the interests of tens of thousands of companies and millions of skilled employees in the U.S. construction industry, as well as organizations representing the interests of thousands of companies developing and building clean energy projects across America, hereby submits the following request for an extension of the public comment period by 60 days to the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service in response to the above-referenced notice and agency request for comments published on Oct.
Comments to FHWA Proposed Rulmaking for National Performance Management Assessing Performance of National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association appreciates the opportunity to provide this comment to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Docket No. FHWA-2021-0004, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding National Performance Management; Assessing Performance of National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure.
On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) I am writing to share our strong support for S. 4815, the Simplifying Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency Act (START Act). This bill is crucial, as it will provide reforms to regulations and permitting timelines; which are needed in order to help modernize our infrastructure.
The diverse coalition of undersigned associations and organizations representing the interests of tens of thousands of companies and millions of skilled employees in the U.S. construction industry write to express strong opposition to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s proposed rule implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063 requiring controversial and inflationary project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more in total value.
I’m writing on behalf of the Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition to express our support for Sen. Tom Cotton’s American Workforce Act (AWA), a thoughtful, innovative approach to workforce development that has the potential to provide more effective training for American workers and badly needed talent for employers, enhancing opportunity and boosting economic competitiveness. The Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition is a Washington-based business group focused on job training and workforce development.
Coalition Letter Supporting the Cornyn-Padilla Amendment (S. 3011/H.R. 5735) in any Stopgap Spending Package
As Congress works to find agreement on a continuing resolution, the undersigned organizations ask that the overwhelmingly bipartisan S. 3011/H.R. 5735 be included in any stopgap spending package. This legislation allows states and localities additional flexibility to use American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for a range of transportation purposes. The ARP law provided $350 billion in state and local government relief funds and $10 billion in capital improvement assistance. As states continue to recover from the pandemic, new economic headwinds and rising costs have emerged.
On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to share our support for Shailen Bhatt’s nomination to lead the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The work of this committee over the past years to craft and advance responsible surface transportation reauthorizations, which were incorporated as the base of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), has given FHWA a historic opportunity to improve our infrastructure that betters the lives of every American.