The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has welcomed a House of Representatives vote to pass the $1.5 trillion infrastructure Moving Forward Act.
The NSSGA CEO Michael Johnson said: “We are encouraged to see movement on the issue of infrastructure investment.
“This is a mammoth $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, which includes $319 billion in desperately needed funding for our highways and bridges.
“Rebuilding America’s infrastructure is a non-partisan concern and should be a bipartisan effort to work on a solution.
“As we continue to review the bill’s many provisions, we are pleased to see the inclusion of the ROCKS Act, which was a bipartisan effort by Congressman Greg Stanton (D-Ariz) and Congressman Troy Balderson (R-Ohio).
“The ROCKS Act will ensure communities are able to access essential construction materials leading to improved environmental outcomes and better utilization of taxpayer dollars to build infrastructure.
“We would like to urge bipartisanship such as this throughout the process.
“NSSGA will continue to work with Congressional stakeholders on both sides of the aisle to advance sound and effective infrastructure policies.
“It is imperative that Congress take action on much needed infrastructure investment which is critical for job creation and economic growth.”