Welcome to Washington: Legislative & Policy Forum

Aggregates operations from around the country are gathering in Washington this week to advocate for the industry and to educate Congress on the many ways that Rocks Build America’s Future.

Welcome to Washington: Key Day 1 Events

Day 1 of the Legislative & Policy Forum is full of special events designed to engage and prepare attendees to make an impact on Capitol Hill.

The opening General Session at 7:30 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 18, will feature speakers from NSSGA and political institutions. David Wasserman, U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the Cook Political Report, and Lucinda Guinn, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will provide updates and offer insights into today’s political climate and the 2020 presidential election.

Those updates will continue with Kevin McLaughlin, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, who will speak during the Lunch with a Lawmaker session at 11:30 a.m.

During that program, Legislative & Policy Forum attendees will focus on safety – the top priority for NSSGA member companies. Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., are expected to apprise attendees on policies, regulations and recognize operations for their commitment to safety.

For these events and details on the numerous committee meetings, please check the Legislative & Policy Forum schedule online or in the NSSGA Connect app. 

Recognizing Individuals and Operations

Good operations are good neighbors that support their communities, care for the environment and ensure that workers go home safely at thee end of each shift. NSSGA will proudly present the 2019 Awards of Community Relations, Environmental and Safety Excellence to dozens of operations that have demonstrated a clear commitment to these ideals.

Click here to find a full list of this year’s award recipients.

Prepare for Hill Day

Face-to-face meetings with members of Congress is a hallmark of the Legislative & Policy Forum. To prepare for those meetings, visit the Hill Day resources page or attend the Washington 101 breakout session, Nov. 18, 4:15-5 p.m.

NSSGA Connect Mobile App

Download the NSSGA Connect mobile app to get the latest schedule of events, attendee roster, maps and more. Use the password LPF2019 to access the app.

If you have already downloaded the NSSGA Connect app for a previous NSSGA event, you may see the previous event’s content. To download the 2019 Legislative and Policy Forum app, select the menu bar in the top left corner of the app, then select “Switch Event.”

Visit NSSGA staff at the registration table to find answers to any questions about the event, the app, meetings with Congress or anything else.

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