Take Action: Urge Congress to Support DoTs

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March 7, 2020 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is urging aggregates producers to support their state Department of Transportation (DoT). Without Federal assistance, state DoTs are vulnerable to disruption due to lack of funding resources. As our nation continues to adjust to the compounding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that state DoTs receive federal relief in response…

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House Democrats Pushing $760 billion Infrastructure Stimulus

House Democrats released a “Moving Forward Framework” in its fight against the economic ravages of COVID-19/coronavirus that outlines a five-year, $760 billion investment to get our existing infrastructure working again, and fund new, transformative projects that will create more than 10 million jobs, while reducing carbon pollution, dramatically improving safety and spurring economic activity. 

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Coronavirus Could Spur Infrastructure Investment

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March 18, 2020 – Congressional leaders and White House officials began work on a massive coronavirus relief bill that could contain major economic stimulus for corporations and consumers. Could it take a pandemic such as coronavirus/COVID-19 to finally get an infrastructure bill passed? On a House Democratic conference call, House committee chairs discussed ideas including: cash payments to individuals; infrastructure investments;…

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Highways With a THUD

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July 1, 2019 – The House of Representatives last week passed a major spending package, HR3055, containing $87.7 billion in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations for Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD). This “minibus” package – composed of four other appropriations bills in addition to THUD – was the second of three packages considered by the House for FY 2020, and passed the chamber…

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Bring Congress to Your Quarry This Summer

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May 28, 2019 – Want to do your part to advance infrastructure funding? The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association says bring Congress to your quarry this summer. Not only do quarry tours offer your representatives media exposure and quality time with their constituents, but you gain the opportunity to discuss important issues one-on-one with your representatives. Any operation willing to plan…

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Blumenauer Seeks Five-Cent Gas Tax Increase

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May 22, 2019 – Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade, introduced a bill which would, according to Politico, raise the federal user fee on gasoline by five cents a year over five years. Blumenauer, a featured speaker at the Highway Materials Group’s recent Infrastructure Week press conference, introduced the legislation one day…

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