NSSGA develops award for infrastructure champions

By |  August 23, 2018


The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will present the inaugural Rock Star Award to Bill Shuster, the Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, for his commitment to the nation’s infrastructure development.

Shuster, who has served on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee since 2001, has been a champion of America’s infrastructure, NSSGA says.

“Earlier this year, the chairman announced that he would retire from Congress at the end of this term, and he’s still pushing to accomplish major legislation before he leaves Capitol Hill,” says Mike Johnson, president and CEO of NSSGA, whose organization will host the annual Legislative & Policy Forum next month in Washington, D.C. “That kind of dedication to making our roads and bridges better and safer is inspiring, and we are proud to recognize his career-long efforts to improving our infrastructure.”

According to NSSGA, Shuster has overseen the passage of several pieces of major, bipartisan legislation to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure during his five-plus years as chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. NSSGA points to Shuster’s leadership on infrastructure as instrumental in the development of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the nation’s first long-term surface transportation law in a decade. Shuster also was vital to the Federal Aviation Administration authorizing legislation and aviation safety improvements, among other achievements.

“Just recently, Chairman Shuster put forward a bold draft proposal on infrastructure that, among other things, seeks to secure the long-term future of the Highway Trust Fund,” Johnson says. “His proposal has helped generate some much-needed discussion about how Congress could finally tackle this critical issue.”

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