Letters

Letter to DOL on EO Requiring Covid Vaccine or Testing

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, aggregates operators have taken aggressive actions to protect workers, as they continue to produce America’s essential building materials. We support your overall goal of vaccinating Americans against COVID-19 and have launched a national vaccination campaign in concert with our member companies.

Letter to Oppose S. 180, the “Buffalo Tract Protection Act,”

S. 180 would set bad policy by permanently banning aggregate production on tracts of federal land in central New Mexico. These areas contain some of the only available aggregates supply located near the Albuquerque market. Enacting this ban sets bad precedent and would severely diminish the ability for communities to access key resources that are necessary for building roads, bridges, renewable energy projects, schools, hospitals, homes, and businesses.

TCC Letter to Progressive Caucus

The transportation construction industry and its union partners build projects and sustain well-paying jobs that bring community and economic benefit to every corner of our nation. We share the commitment of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to building next-generation infrastructure that is designed to promote equal economic opportunity for all Americans.

TCC Letter to House GOP Leadership

The 33 national associations and labor unions of the Transportation Construction Coalition are writing to respond to a recent misleading fact sheet circulated by House Republican Leadership on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. We disagree with the assertion that this bill is nothing more than a “Trojan Horse” to pass another measure. This legislation, on its own, would increase every state’s highway formula funding by an average of 35 percent.

Coalition Letter from the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) in Support of the IIJA bill

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides a generational opportunity to invest in the nation’s highway, bridge, public transit, airport and other infrastructure programs. Transportation improvements connect people and communities, while yielding short and long-term improvements across the economy. The 33 national associations and labor unions that make up the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) urge all members to vote YES on final passage of the IIJA in the House.  

Tax Letter in Support of Preserving Business Interest Deductions

The undersigned associations, representing thousands of businesses and workers throughout the U.S. economy, write in strong support of permanently preserving the current limit on business interest deductions—which is scheduled to expire in 2022.  Current law limits businesses’ interest expense deductions to 30% of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for tax years through 2021. Starting in 2022, interest deductions will be limited to 30% of earnings before interest and tax (EBIT).

Letter to Support IIJA to the House

The Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill—the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—represents a historic opportunity to provide substantial economic and quality of life enhancements to communities across the country and to build for the future. The investments made in the package would facilitate long overdue repairs and improvements to our roads, bridges, rail, and public transportation, and other critical infrastructure, such as airports, ports, broadband, energy, and water systems. The undersigned organizations encourage all members of the U.S.

Family Business Estate Tax Coalition Letter to Ways and Means

We, the undersigned associations, write to state our unequivocal support for the continuation of stepped-up basis. Stepped-up basis prevents family-owned businesses and farms from being hit with two significant and damaging tax bills when a family member passes away—the capital gains tax on any appreciated assets and the estate tax on whatever is left. The FBETC opposes any changes to stepped-up basis that would impose this double death tax and increase taxes on family-owned businesses and farms—including administratively unworkable “protections” that simply delay destructive tax hikes.

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.

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.

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