April 30, 2019
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NSSGA Encouraged by Congressional Leaders and President Discussing Infrastructure
ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson issued the following statement calling on President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to join together in plotting the course for meaningful infrastructure investment.
“I am encouraged by today’s upcoming meeting at the White House and call on the President, Speaker and Minority Leader to work together to invest in America’s infrastructure. The commitment of these leaders to work across the aisle is crucial to any success of reaching passage of legislation to revitalize our neglected infrastructure, which includes more than roads and bridges but also energy infrastructure, airports, medical facilities and the like.
“America is losing ground as a leader in investing in our infrastructure, while other countries double down on improving their own. Inadequate infrastructure has a cost that is paid each and every day by the American public through increased car repairs, extended time in traffic delays and the increased cost of goods and services that must use the same roads and bridges.
“The time is now for our elected leaders to forge together on a plan to fund significant infrastructure investment and to solidify the highway trust fund.”
NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects, NSSGA represents more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Learn more at www.nssga.org.