Letters

NSSGA Welcomes Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Markup

NSSGA appreciate STIA’s five -year, $78 billion authorization of critical safety, trail and multimodal programs necessary for our advancement of our transportation system. We welcome STIA’s authorization for $36 billion in federal investments for rail programs, $27.8 billion for multimodal programs and $13 billion for safety programs. Further we appreciate your efforts to invest roughly $1.2 billion a year in the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight program and improving coordination between federal and state governments regarding freight planning.

NSSGA, PCA and NRMCA Shares Letter to Support REGROW Act

On behalf of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), we are writing to express our strong support for the Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act of 2021, which will provide needed federal investments to advance infrastructure development that improves the environment in communities impacted by orphaned oil and gas wells.

NSSGA Asks Senate Leadership to Make Time for STRA

Investing in infrastructure remains a transformational opportunity for Congress to improve the nation’s economy, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and build for the future. We are encouraged by your May 25 comments pledging to seize this opportunity and move an infrastructure bill in July. We urge you to take the next step by formally scheduling Senate floor time now for action on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA) before the August state work period.

NSSGA Shares Letter Ahead of House T&I Markup of its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Package

While we welcome the urgency your committee is undertaking to introduce and markup your surface transportation reauthorization package, we encourage you to continue to strive for bipartisan solutions that incorporate stakeholder feedback across infrastructure and surface transportation industries. Meaningful federal investment and bipartisanship go hand-in-hand and we look forward to the package you report out of committee and ultimately pass on the House floor

NSSGA Shares Concerns on ETS with Sec. Walsh

NSSGA has been working closely with MSHA and NIOSH to help promote vaccinations across the aggregates industry. Instead of pushing an unnecessary ETS, we strongly encourage you to focus on efforts to promote vaccinations as they are most efficient and effective way to keep employees safe from COVID-19.

NSSGA Supports Introduction of The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) thanks you for your leadership and supports the introduction and passage of The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021. We appreciate the robust and historic levels this surface transportation reauthorization package provides our surface transportation network and welcome the willingness to pass this bill expeditiously, before the current one-year extension of the FAST Act expires on September 30th.

Coalition Supports Continuation of Stepped-up Basis

We, the undersigned members of the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC), write to state our unequivocal support for the continuation of stepped-up basis and to highlight the attached study from EY illustrating the economic damage that step-up repeal via tax at death would inflict.

Coalition Opposes Construction Materials Inclusion in Buy America Provisions

We ask that Buy America language that expands the program to “construction materials” not be included in infrastructure legislation. If included, the amendment would create unintended consequences throughout the construction supply chain and jeopardize the cost and delivery of infrastructure projects across the country.

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