NSSGA Statement on Extension of Surface Transportation Programs
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to extend the surface transportation systems.
“Today’s short-term extension of our surface transportation systems is not the end of the line. Long-term infrastructure investment is what is needed and is an issue that is resoundingly supported by voters from coast to coast. A short-term extension exacerbates taxpayer-costs and project delays around the country. States will not be able to plan for the long-term, and thriving communities need the ability to depend on projects to attract businesses for investment opportunities.
“To be clear, Congress must do the job they were elected to do. Most in Congress won their office by campaigning on the need for infrastructure investment. It is inexcusable to have an infrastructure bill that was passed with a bipartisan, super majority in the Senate and is roundly supported by a majority of House members be held hostage for other political gains. We urge House members to do the responsible thing by representing the needs of their constituents – allow the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to pass and become law now.”
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