Letter to Senate EPW Committee on Issues Ahead of Hearing on IIJA
On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, I want to thank you for holding today’s hearing on “Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) by the U.S. Department of Transportation” with Secretary Buttigieg. I would like to take this opportunity to share the viewpoints of our members on several critical priorities, as Congress and the administration work to implement the historic IIJA. NSSGA represents aggregates producers and those who manufacture equipment and services that support the construction industry. Our members are essential to the work of this country, and we represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Our members employ more than 100,000 hard-working men and women, who are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge, and public works project. NSSGA applauds Congress and the administration for diligently drafting IIJA. The aggregates industry stands ready to deliver the billions of tons of construction materials needed to build the roads, bridges, tunnels, rail, transit, ports, energy including solar and wind facilities, water, broadband and every public works funded through IIJA. At every stage of implementation, we encourage every federal agency to efficiently execute and deliver IIJA’s investment to project planners.