The Biden Proposal

April 2, 2021 – President Joe Biden’s eight-year infrastructure plan is nothing if not ambitious. The proposal – part of The American Jobs Plan – would spend $621 billion on roads, bridges, public transit, rail, ports, waterways, airports and electric vehicles in the service of improving air quality, reducing congestion and limiting greenhouse gas emissions. I like roads and bridges part of…

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Chamber, BPC Call for Infrastructure Bill by Fourth of July

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) along with more than 300 national and local organizations sent a letter to members of the United States Congress, urging them to enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package by the Fourth of July that stimulates the economy and improves the quality of life for every American.

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COVID-Relief Package Details

Feb. 15, 2021 – According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Democratic House Leaders have drafted and advanced through nine different markups of the legislative text of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. While hundreds of amendments have been offered to this massive bill, all but one has fallen on a partisan vote, showcasing the tight grip the Speaker and…

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End of Year Legislative Sprint

Dec. 4, 2020 – According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), congressional leaders and appropriators are working to find consensus on a legislative package that provides more than $1.4 trillion in funding for federal agencies before the Dec. 11 deadline. Right after Thanksgiving, Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) found agreement on the topline funding numbers for agencies, giving…

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Take Action: Urge Congress to Support DoTs

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

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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