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  • Awards Judges Needed – Deadline Extended

    NSSGA annually recognizes outstanding operations through Awards for Community Relations and Environmental Excellence. Each year, dozens of operations apply for these awards. Judging for the awards are done by NSSGA members. We need NSSGA members to review the applications to determine which pits and quarries receive gold, silver or bronze awards. It is not too…

    Posted 7/18/19 at 11:37 AM

  • NSSGA Announces New Seat Belt Safety Initiative “Why Risk It? Just Click It!”

    July 16, 2019 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced a winner in naming the seat belt safety campaign, to be titled “Why risk it? Just click it!” The campaign’s focus is to remind the aggregate industry’s workforce of the importance of wearing seat belts…

    Posted 7/16/19 at 10:54 AM

  • Senators Keep Eyes on the Road (Funding)

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said during a July 10 hearing that he wants to see a five-year surface transportation funding bill approved by the committee by Aug. 1. “If we do not pass a long-term surface transportation bill, and instead pass a series of short-term extensions,…

    Posted 7/11/19 at 3:51 PM

  • Podcast: Diversifying Highway Funds

    In this episode, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., likens America’s need for diverse infrastructure funding to the need for a diverse retirement portfolio. “We, as a country, cannot continue to rely upon a very volatile source, and only one source, of revenue and that’s the gas tax. Your listeners have 401Ks. Not any of them, I…

    Posted 7/11/19 at 11:55 AM

  • Washington Post Calls for Gas Tax Increase

    The Washington Post Editorial Board called on Congress to increase the federal user fee on gallons of gasoline to support infrastructure. The column shows that there may be growing public support for lawmakers to increase this fee to fund infrastructure. In a July 6 editorial, The Post highlighted that 31 of 50 states have increased…

    Posted 7/10/19 at 1:58 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: A Proactive Approach to Infrastructure

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., talks about the roles Congress can play in advancing our nation’s infrastructure. “We’re now going to get to the point where the lack of investment in our infrastructure is actually going to help throttle back or govern our economy, and that’s problematic because it prevents…

    Posted 6/27/19 at 3:29 PM

  • Workforce Development Grants Available July 1

    New reforms to strengthen the Perkins career and technical education (CTE) program will go into effect July 1. Approved by Congress and signed into law last year, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) updates the federal education grant program to help more students gain the skills they need…

    Posted 6/26/19 at 4:15 PM

  • NSSGA, U.S. Chamber Coalition Letter to President Trump and Congressional Leaders: Fund Infrastructure Now

    NSSGA joined with the U.S. Chamber and coalition partners on a letter to President Trump and leadership of the House and Senate, urging them to renew action on infrastructure investment legislation now.  Each side acknowledges the need to invest in and improve our nation’s infrastructure.  Our elected leaders must resume discussions toward legislative action on…

    Posted 6/19/19 at 12:29 PM

  • Court Decision May Make Workplace Exams Rule More Stringent

    On June 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision ordering the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) to restore two key provisions of the workplace examination rule that MSHA had published in 2018. This case was brought about by concerns from United Steelworkers, United Mine Workers of American and other…

    Posted 6/14/19 at 11:02 AM

  • Senate E&PW Committee Urges Fast Act Reform

    Chairman John Barasso, R-Wyo., and Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Del, of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (E&PW), sent a letter to senate leadership asking the majority and minority leaders to consider repealing a provision of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).  On May 9, 2019, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee…

    Posted 6/13/19 at 4:23 PM

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