Letters

NSSGA Letter of Concern with Provisions of H.R. 803 - Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to express our concern with certain provisions included in H.R. 803, the ‘‘Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act’’. Our members take extraordinary strides to responsibly produce construction materials and we oppose legislation that arbitrarily and permanently prohibit the development of aggregates operations on millions of acres of federal lands.

Coalition Urges Senate Finance Committee to Reject Imposing Retroactive Tax Hike on Businesses

A recent letter signed by dozens of U.S. Senators and Representatives called on Congress to retroactively repeal last year’s Net Operating Loss (NOL) relief enacted in the CARES Act. This ill-advised effort would result in a massive, retroactive tax hike on thousands of businesses who, by definition, have suffered losses in recent years and need help during the pandemic. It should be rejected by the both the House and the Senate.

NSSGA, Jobs and Careers Coalition to Express Concerns About National Apprenticeship Act

NSSGA, as part of the Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition, sent a letter to express support for apprenticeship but also concern about the draft of the National Apprenticeship Act that is currently moving through the House. Specifically, the group shared concerns about the scope of training the legislation authorizes and what it sees as onerous reporting requirements, among other issues.

 

NSSGA Welcomes The Confirmation Hearing For Mayor Buttigieg as Next Secretary of The Dot

NSSGA welcomes the Commerce Committee’s confirmation hearing for Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the next Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The association states it is reassuring that a pivotal cabinet position as significant as this one is given the consideration and urgency to move through Congress and help the Biden Administration begin the task of leading our Nation’s infrastructure and transportation policies.

 

 

NSSGA Opposes Implementing a Broad Emergency Temporary Standard

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to continue working with you and your colleagues across the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to promote miner safety.

NSSGA, Other Groups Urge Support For a PPP Second Draw

The undersigned organizations represent small businesses in every sector of the economy, and we urge swift action this Congress to support America’s small businesses with much needed additional relief. Our small business members are desperately struggling to survive the COVID19 pandemic and are facing an uncertain winter marketplace.

NSSGA, TCC Push For a Fiscal 2021 Spending Bill Over CR

Federal investment in infrastructure is critical to sustaining economic growth and safety improvements while the nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The 32 national associations and construction trade unions of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) strongly urge completion of a final fiscal year (FY) 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations law before the current continuing resolution ends on Dec. 11.

NSSGA Encourages Congress to Help Businesses Navigate PPP Confusion

We, the undersigned associations representing thousands of banks, credit unions, financial institutions, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes that serve America’s consumers, write to urge you to immediately address the overburdensome Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness process before the end of the year.

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