Court Orders Missouri Mine Owner to Let Inspectors Onsite

A federal district court judge issued an injunction to prevent a Missouri mine operator and its owner from stopping federal inspectors from completing workplace safety inspections now and in the future at the Partridge Sand & Gravel mine in Stone, Mo. The court action follows an incident at the mine on Aug. 17, 2021, when inspectors with the U.S. Department…

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Important Infrastructure Update

Sept. 29, 2021 – Despite what you might be reading in the national news media, the infrastructure bill winding its way through Congress is not dead in the water and being held hostage by both far-left and far-right detractors on either side of the aisle. Information filtering out of Washington this morning indicates that the bill will come to the floor…

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NSSGA Members Advocate for Aggregates on Capitol Hill

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) hosted its Legislative & Policy Forum (LPF) in Washington, D.C., Sept. 26-29 in a hybrid event format. NSSGA members conducted more than 100 meetings with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for the priorities of the aggregates industry: chief among those is a final push for infrastructure investment. This LPF and Hill Day timing…

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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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