In an online statement, NSSGA CEO Michael Johnson says: “NSSGA commends the Senate for working together in a bipartisan fashion to quickly move the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act out of the chamber. The bill provides targeted new spending over five years to improve our overused and outdated transportation systems across the US. It’s vital for a final bill to be passed before the September 30 deadline of the FAST Act.
“We would like to specifically thank the leadership of Senators Sinema (AZ), and Portman (OH) along with the entire G-22 and their staffs. The leadership of Chairman Carper (DE) and Ranking Member Capito (WV) was also critical as they shepherded the legislation through the chamber. This bill is supported by the entire aggregates industry as it provides robust funding, a focus on critical infrastructure needs and incorporates pragmatic policies that are fundamental for our economic growth in the near- and long-term future.
“This legislation only happens once in a generation, but it is still not finished. We ask the House to come together and answer the call to invest in our crumbling infrastructure network therefore stimulating an economic opportunity for job creation and economic success. NSSGA now urges all members of Congress to quickly act and approve this critical effort.”