June 20, 2014 – Our associations are hitting it hard. The Highway Materials Group commended Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Robert Corker (R-Tenn.) on their bipartisan proposal to ensure funding of the nation’s surface transportation system into the future by increasing the federal motor fuels tax by 12 cents.
In light of the pending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, this proposal finally addresses the longer-term revenue issues. To prevent the burden of the motor fuels increase from falling so heavily on hardworking men and women, popular tax breaks would be permanently extended. The Highways Materials Group is composed of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Portland Cement Association, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the American Concrete Pavement Association, and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. The group looks forward to working with Senators Murphy, Corker and other members of Congress to ensure the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of America’s surface transportation network, which is essential to business enterprise, economic growth, global competitiveness and the American way of life.