July 1, 2020
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NSSGA Statement on House Passage of Moving Forward Act
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement after the House passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), by a vote of 233-188.
“We are encouraged to see movement on the issue of infrastructure investment. This is a mammoth $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, which includes $319 billion in desperately needed funding for our highways and bridges. Rebuilding America’s infrastructure is a non-partisan concern and should be a bipartisan effort to work on a solution.
“As we continue to review the bill’s many provisions, we are pleased to see the inclusion of the ROCKS Act, which was a bipartisan effort by Congressman Greg Stanton (D-Ariz) and Congressman Troy Balderson (R-Ohio). The ROCKS Act will ensure communities are able to access essential construction materials leading to improved environmental outcomes and better utilization of taxpayer dollars to build infrastructure. We would like to urge bipartisanship such as this throughout the process.
“NSSGA will continue to work with Congressional stakeholders on both sides of the aisle to advance sound and effective infrastructure policies. It is imperative that Congress take action on much needed infrastructure investment which is critical for job creation and economic growth.”
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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.