Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Reached

President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have announced a deal on infrastructure spending. The agreement focuses on investments in roads, bridges, railways and broadband internet, but it does not include investments Biden has referred to as “human infrastructure,” including money allocated for child care and tax credits for families.

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Aggregates Gets a Pass for Covid Standard

June 11, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Labor released its long awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which targets healthcare and does not cover other workplaces under the jurisdiction of OSHA or MSHA. “We appreciate the administration’s review and thorough decision making to exclude the aggregates industry from the COVID-19 ETS,” said National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Vice President of Government…

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House Committee Moves Transportation Legislation

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two major pieces of infrastructure legislation on a bipartisan basis during a 19-hour markup, both of which make transformational investments to modernize America’s roads, bridges, highways, rail, transit and wastewater systems.  The policy changes advanced in committee mark a significant departure from status quo infrastructure legislation of the past in order to…

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NSSGA Applauds Introduction of PAVE Act

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), along with Reps. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan Providing Assistance for Vital Enhancements (PAVE) Act, legislation to authorize an additional $18 billion in emergency funding for state Departments of Transportation (DOT). “Too many critical infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania have been delayed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lamb. “Congress…

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