SOURCE: NSSGA | April 28, 2021
Alexandria, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley issued the following statement regarding the Senate Ranking Members’ infrastructure proposal which was released today.
“NSSGA’s members welcome the Senate infrastructure proposal released today by Ranking Members Capito, Wicker, Toomey, Crapo and Barrasso. These Ranking Members represent those Senate committees with relevant jurisdiction over infrastructure and they have identified and prioritized those critical public works projects in most need of federal support.
“Infrastructure is a bipartisan issue and requires a bipartisan solution. We must remain focused on the need for a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill which must pass Congress before September 30 – when the current FAST Act extension expires. While NSSGA appreciates the broad and bold infrastructure proposals offered by the Biden administration and other elected officials; today’s proposal, which totals $568 billion over five years, incorporates $299 billion for the essential highway, road and bridge project investments our country desperately needs, yet are vastly overutilized and underfunded.
“We hope today’s proposal signals an opportunity for the Senate to work together towards passing a bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization that will create countless jobs, advance our nation’s economic competitiveness and improve the daily lives of millions of Americans. NSSGA continues to push for bipartisan infrastructure investment with all Congressional stakeholders. Infrastructure has lagged and decayed for too long, and the time for real solutions are overdue.”
NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects.
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