Let’s Talk New Money

April 27, 2021 – Catherine Rampell, writing for The Arizona Evening Star, analyzed the GOP infrastructure proposal and said, “See, the White House proposal had been framed as new infrastructure money, on top of whatever the government was already expected to spend on roads, bridges, airports, broadband, etc., if existing laws and programs continue without changes. The Republican plan, by contrast, takes credit for all…

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Senators Propose $15 Billion to Address Highway Inequities

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), along with Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), introduced legislation to reconnect and revitalize areas that were harmed by the construction of the Interstate Highway System.

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NSSGA Applauds Introduction of the ROCKS Act

Reps. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.) and Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) have reintroduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act H.R. 611. The ROCKS Act establishes a working group of federal, state and local stakeholders to examine the use of aggregates and institute a federal policy to ensure continued access to these essential materials. 

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Rural Infrastructure Coalition Sends Priorities to Biden Administration

The Rebuild Rural Coalition, which collectively represents U.S. agricultural producers, rural businesses, rural communities and rural families, sent a letter urging President Joe Biden and his administration to address the unique needs of rural infrastructure in all related legislative proposals.

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