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NSSGA Shares Letter Ahead of House T&I Markup of its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Package

While we welcome the urgency your committee is undertaking to introduce and markup your surface transportation reauthorization package, we encourage you to continue to strive for bipartisan solutions that incorporate stakeholder feedback across infrastructure and surface transportation industries. Meaningful federal investment and bipartisanship go hand-in-hand and we look forward to the package you report out of committee and ultimately pass on the House floor

NSSGA Shares Concerns on ETS with Sec. Walsh

NSSGA has been working closely with MSHA and NIOSH to help promote vaccinations across the aggregates industry. Instead of pushing an unnecessary ETS, we strongly encourage you to focus on efforts to promote vaccinations as they are most efficient and effective way to keep employees safe from COVID-19.

NSSGA Supports Introduction of The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) thanks you for your leadership and supports the introduction and passage of The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021. We appreciate the robust and historic levels this surface transportation reauthorization package provides our surface transportation network and welcome the willingness to pass this bill expeditiously, before the current one-year extension of the FAST Act expires on September 30th.

Coalition Supports Continuation of Stepped-up Basis

We, the undersigned members of the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC), write to state our unequivocal support for the continuation of stepped-up basis and to highlight the attached study from EY illustrating the economic damage that step-up repeal via tax at death would inflict.

Coalition Opposes Construction Materials Inclusion in Buy America Provisions

We ask that Buy America language that expands the program to “construction materials” not be included in infrastructure legislation. If included, the amendment would create unintended consequences throughout the construction supply chain and jeopardize the cost and delivery of infrastructure projects across the country.

NSSGA Weighs In on Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on DOI Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Programs

NSSGA is opposed to new requirements and delays that unnecessarily prohibit the development of responsible new infrastructure, like pipelines, rail, processing and refining facilities and other energy critical infrastructure that is essential to the livelihoods of all Americans. Our members believe a transition to a cleaner energy future must come through innovation, not elimination.

NSSGA Letter to Senate EPW Committee on Long-term Solvency of Highway Trust Fund

On behalf of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and the aggregates industry we represent, we welcome today’s hearing titled Long-term Solvency of the Highway Trust Fund: Lessons Learned from the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives Program and Other User-based Revenue Solutions, and How Funding Uncertainty Affects the Highway Programs. As you well know, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is dependent on outdated and insufficient user fees, and absent proactive solutions and new revenue models, the HTF will be financially insolvent in the very near future.

Coalition Supports DRIVE-Safe Act

As the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure begin their work on a major infrastructure legislative package and/or surface transportation reauthorization bill, the more than 100 undersigned organizations write to express strong support for the DRIVE-Safe Act (S.659, H.R.1745), and to urge its inclusion in the forthcoming legislation.

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