Letters to Washington

Coalition Letter to House Oversight and Accountability Committee on the Fair and Open Competition Act, H.R. 1209/S. 537

The undersigned diverse group of construction and business associations strongly support the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1209/S. 537) ––introduced by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind.––and urges members of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability to vote in support of this legislation at the markup expected to occur on June 12.

Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA on a Post-Sackett Pause on Approved Jurisdictional Determinations

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) strongly urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) (the agencies) to immediately issue a public, post-Sackett memo on approved jurisdictional determinations (AJDs) for areas that are clearly excluded from jurisdiction under the Sackett v EPA (Sackett) opinion. While we agree that an updated rule is needed for more complex aspects of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

Transportation Construction Coalition Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on FY 2024 Transportation Appropriations

Infrastructure investment spurs job creation and economic growth. To maximize this, the 34 organizations and labor unions of the Transportation Construction Coalition urge timely completion of Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 transportation appropriations at levels authorized in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The second year of the IIJA is underway, and real-world improvements to safety, commute times, and freight movement are being seen nationwide.

Coalition Letter to Senator Daines and Congressman Smucker on the Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2023

The undersigned business groups strongly support the introduction of your Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2023, legislation to make permanent the 20-percent deduction for small- and individually-owned businesses (Section 199A). Your legislation would provide certainty to the millions of S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships that rely on the Section 199A deduction to remain competitive both here and overseas. Individually- and family-owned businesses organized as pass-throughs are the backbone of the American economy.

Letter to Senators Vance and Cantwell on S. 576, the Railway Safety Act

On behalf of the 450 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), we praise your leadership on advancing legislation that increases the safety on our railways, one of the most crucial industries in America. NSSGA is encouraged by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s work to approve S. 576, the Railway Safety Act, and hopes that the Committee will continue to discuss and consider innovative solutions to help aid this vital part of our nation’s infrastructure.

Transportation Construction Coalition Letter to Congress on Aviation-Related Construction Programs in Reauthorizations of the Federal Aviation Programs

The 34 national associations and construction trade unions of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) call on Congress to increase investment in aviation-related construction programs in any reauthorization of the federal aviation programs. We greatly appreciate the $25 billion in airport upgrades over five years included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). These resources will facilitate improvements for airport terminals and runways across the country.

Coalition Comments to OMB RE: Request for Comments on Guidance Implementing Section 2(e) of the Executive Order of April 6, 2023

The undersigned organizations (“the Business Community”) offer these comments in response to Office of Management and Budget’s (“OMB”) April 7, 2023, “Request for Comments on Guidance Implementing Section 2(e) of the Executive Order of April 6, 2023.” The Business Community recommends to OMB that it withdraw the draft guidance and recommends to President Biden that he restore the original Executive Order 12866. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ (OIRA) open-door policy granting meetings to any party interested in a regulation under review has reinforced the rigor and legitima

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