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Letter to Ways and Means Committee on percentage depletion tax deduction

As  the  Ways  and  Means  Committee  considers  possible  tax  changes  in  connection  with budget  reconciliation  legislation,  the  undersigned  organizations  urge  you  to  retain  the present-law  percentage  depletion  tax  deduction.    The  percentage  depletion  deduction contributes  significantly  to  the  role  U.S.  mineral,  coal,  natural  stone,  aggregates,  and independent  oil  and  gas  producers  play  in  fostering  continued  American  economic prosperity.

Letter to Ways and Means to Oppose Tax Hikes

The undersigned organizations representing millions of individually- and family-owned businesses strongly urge you to reject any measures that would raise taxes on Main Street employers as part of the upcoming reconciliation bill.
Individually- and family-owned businesses are the cornerstone of the American economy. They represent nearly all businesses, they employ the vast majority of private sector workers, and they are the building block upon which innumerable communities across this country are built.

Letter to Finance Committee on Percentage Depletion Deduction

As  the  Finance  Committee  considers  possible  tax  changes  in  connection  with  budget reconciliation  legislation,  the  undersigned  organizations  urge  you  to  retain  the  presentlaw  percentage  depletion  tax  deduction.    The  percentage  depletion  deduction  contributes significantly  to  the  role  U.S.  mineral,  coal,  natural  stone,  aggregates,  and  independent  oil and  gas  producers  play  in  fostering  continued  American  economic  prosperity.

HMG Urges House Passage of IIJA

The Highway Materials Group (HMG) thanks you for your leadership and urges immediate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – H.R. 3684 – before the current one-year extension of the FAST Act expires on September 30th. We are appreciative of the robust levels IIJA provides our surface transportation network and the countless improvements it will provide our dilapidated infrastructure network.

NSSGA Urges House Passage of IIJA

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) I am writing to share our strong support for H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), recently passed by the Senate with bipartisan support and urge its passage through the House as quickly as possible. IIJA is a historic, robust bipartisan infrastructure bill that will significantly enhance our crumbling infrastructure network, improve our national economy and global competitiveness, and provide hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs throughout the country.

Urging Inclusion of the JOBS Act

The Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition is a Washington-based business group focused on job training and workforce development. Members include employers and employer associations from a broad range of industries experiencing skills mismatches and worker shortages – IT, manufacturing, construction, retail and hospitality, among others. As representatives of business and industry, we see first-hand how the economy is changing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Millions of Americans are still out of work. Many will need to reskill for a new job or a new industry.

NSSGA leads industry support of IIJA through the Highway Materials Group

The Highway Materials Group (HMG) thanks you for your leadership and urges immediate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). We are appreciative of the robust levels IIJA provides our surface transportation network and the countless improvements it will provide our dilapidated infrastructure network. We welcome the funding levels provided by IIJA, including $109 billion in new spending on our surface transportation network, $16 billion for ports and waterway improvements, $55 billion for water infrastructure and other critical infrastructure improvements.

Letter of Support for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to share our strong support for H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and urge the Senate to pass IIJA as quickly as possible. Your leadership and continued support of the G-22 has yielded a historic, robust bipartisan infrastructure bill that will significantly enhance our crumbling infrastructure network, improve our national economy and global competitiveness, and provide hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs throughout the country.

Supporting the Cornyn amendment in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Cornyn-Padilla amendment #2155 to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) would amend the ARP to provide states and localities the flexibility to use the funds as Congress intended. The amendment would not increase costs to the federal government or the deficit and does not mandate state or local governments change their plans or priorities. It simply provides clarity on congressional intent.

Opposing Pilot Program on Increased Use of Mass Timber in Military Construction

We have significant concerns with policies and programs that tend to promote specific building materials. Engineers and construction professionals should make decisions about which materials to use to meet the codes, standards and specifications of the project. It is inappropriate for Congress to stack the deck for or against specific building materials: Congress should not pick winners and losers and should not promote policies or programs that prefer one building material over another. Mass timber is often promoted as a sustainable building material.

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