That’s A Lot of Money Per Year

Aug. 10, 2021 – When the FAST Act was signed into law in 2015 by President Obama, it averaged $45 billion per year in spending on roads and bridges. Contrast that to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act just passed by the Senate. The bill, which now goes to the House, averages just over $70 billion per year, according to National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Vice…

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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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Association Heads Comment on Presidential Election

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement on the outcome of the 2020 elections: “NSSGA commends a record number of citizens for exercising their right to vote and congratulates the winners of this historic election. The strength of ROCKPAC and the active engagement of our members in the political process served to…

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PCA Forecasts Cement Consumption Decline Into 2021

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Fall Forecast, which predicts a modest decrease in cement consumption during 2020 and 2021. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption, based on the weighted average of three different economic scenarios, will lessen by 1.5% for the remainder of 2020 and 0.9% in 2021.

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