As you continue to negotiate the next COVID-19 relief legislation, we, the undersigned organizations, urge you to: provide an immediate infusion of $37 billion in federal funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and oppose any proposal to temporarily suspend or permanently repeal a dedicated federal user fee that generates revenue to support surface transportation improvements.
As Congress negotiates another round of relief in response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage you to include a technical correction addressing the tax treatment of loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
We write on behalf of the Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition to express our strong support for the workforce provisions in the Safely Back to School and Back to Work Act. Job-focused education and training is more important than ever at this time of deep economic distress for workers and employers, and we are particularly encouraged to see the innovative Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act (WRTSA) included in the package.
As the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation develops its title of the next surface transportation reauthorization bill, our organizations strongly discourage you from including any increase in the existing minimum liability coverage for motor carriers.
The undersigned organizations urge the Administration and Congress to come together on a path that provides much-needed tax relief for families without the uncertainty associated with the recent payroll tax Executive Order (EO). Under current law, the EO creates a substantial tax liability for employees at the end of the deferral period.
Our country’s national parks and public lands comprise our nation’s most significant natural and cultural treasures. Sadly, much of the infrastructure that these irreplaceable resources depend on, such as roads, bridges, and trails, is worn-out or desperately in need of repair and rehabilitation at a time when visitors need safe roads and bridges, accessible trails and 21st century infrastructure.
We are grateful for your continued leadership to provide stability and relief to the American people and the U.S. economy that are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our organizations represent all parts of the manufacturing supply chain and manufacturers across all 50 states. We urge you to advance a bold, long-term infrastructure bill to address our nation’s longstanding infrastructure needs and to provide much needed stability and certainty for our sector during this critical time.
NSSGA Supports the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill
On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to thank you for your leadership in advancing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. Your work to draft and move this legislation through the Committee during these difficult times is critical to addressing our nation’s infrastructure shortfalls and delivering economic prosperity.
On behalf of the over 400-member companies of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I welcome today’s hearing, titled “Better, Faster, Cheaper, Smarter and Stronger: Infrastructure Development Opportunities to Drive Economic Recovery and Resiliency.” Infrastructure investment is the most effective legislative means to combat the economic impacts of the pandemic, put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work and grow our national economic competitiveness.