Members of Congress work for the people of their home districts, and they listen to constituents when it comes to choosing legislation to support. When these elected officials understand the value of quarries – located in nearly every congressional district – then they can get behind bills that protect and grow the aggregates industry.
In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, John Hay, senior vice president of government relations at CRH Americas Materials, offers tips to having a good face-to-face meeting with members of Congress. “Be prepared to tell a simple story about what we do at quarries, then be prepared with details on how infrastructure investment helps quarries and the companies and communities that rely on aggregates production,” he said.
Laura O’Neill Kaumo offered additional tips, like focusing on the good-paying jobs in a quarry and supported by aggregates. The senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs for NSSGA also provided insights into a proposal for an infrastructure bill offered by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa.
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