July 29, 2020
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NSSGA Supports the Water Resources Development Act of 2020
ALEXANDRIA, VA –The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 7575 The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.
“Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) reauthorization is a critical bill to ensure the Army Corps of Engineers can address vital infrastructure projects that enhance our national waterways; improve ports with additional dredging; protect our shorelines; and strengthen those areas prone to flooding and natural disasters. NSSGA members across the country are directly involved with these water infrastructure projects, and we fully support WRDA in its passage.
“We appreciate the bi-partisan leadership of Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, Water Subcommittee Chairman Napolitano, Ranking Member Westerman and their staffs for their original work in introducing and passing WRDA out of Committee, which passed out of the House today.
“We now look to the Senate to continue the momentum and pass its counterpart to turn this version into law. We urge Congress to continue the work in a bipartisan fashion as the current WRDA and highway surface authorization bills expire in less than 70 days on September 30. We look forward to continuing our work with Congressional stakeholders on both sides of the aisle to advance sound and effective infrastructure policies.”
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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.