NSSGA’s Johnson writes Trump urging action on infrastructure

By |  May 22, 2019
Headshot: Michael Johnson, NSSGA

Johnson

Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), reached out to President Trump encouraging him to take the next steps to fund a meaningful federal infrastructure investment package.

In a letter to the president, Johnson shares an Axios article detailing the need to modernize the nation’s infrastructure. Johnson also reiterates NSSGA’s support for a robust, fully-funded Highway Trust Fund, and he stresses the positive impact that increasing the federal fuel user fee would have.

“In 20 years, people will look back at this moment in time,” Johnson writes. “This opportunity to make meaningful infrastructure investment cannot be missed. We need your leadership and that of Congress to fund a meaningful infrastructure investment package. This is an historic moment to make your mark on America’s infrastructure for generations to come.”

In addition to writing Trump, Johnson sent a similar letter to congressional leaders encouraging them to act now on infrastructure.

In late April, Trump met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) at the White House to discuss a dollar figure for an infrastructure bill. They collectively agreed to pursue an infrastructure deal totaling $2 trillion, a step Johnson describes as greatly encouraging.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

Comments are closed