Today was Hill Day at the Legislative & Policy Forum! NSSGA members had a record 295 meetings with Congressional offices in a single day.
Ads Support Hill Day and NSSGA Members
To support our members making the case to Congress, NSSGA ran digital ads on the homepage of The Hill.com today.
The advertisements ask website visitors to support policies that allows the aggregates industry to keep America building and will direct people to our advocacy web page outlining our policy priorities for Capitol Hill. The ads are expected to have approximately 1.4 million impressions and help highlight the efforts taking place on Capitol Hill. Be sure to check them out today!
Building Support for the ROCKS Act
On the eve of the Legislative & Policy Forum, Reps. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., and Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, authored and introduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act. Listen to NSSGA’s latest podcast for details on the bill and how to ask your members of Congress to support the ROCKS Act. Rep. Stanton discussed the the ROCKS Act during NSSGA’s Capitol Hill Briefing today, detailing how it supports the construction of much-needed public works projects by ensuring sustainable access to raw materials necessary to build and revive the roads, bridges and infrastructure projects in our nation’s communities.
Congressman Stanton was one of several lawmakers to speak at this morning’s Capitol Hill Briefing before attendees took to the Hill for their Congressional meetings.
A Senate Infrastructure Bill
Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Tom Carper, D-Del., spoke with NSSGA members about their bipartisan infrastructure funding bill, the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) of 2019. Sens. Barrasso and Carper serve as chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and introduced the bill in July 2019. The $287 billion ATIA would be a 27 percent increase over the funding included in the 2015 FAST Act, making it the largest highway funding legislation in history.