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ROCKS Act introduced to Congress

By |  November 20, 2019
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The newly introduced ROCKS Act, which centers on the availability of construction materials, was a key talking point for those who visited with members of Congress during NSSGA’s 2019 Legislative & Policy Forum. Photo by Zach Mentz

The Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act was introduced in Congress by Reps. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) and Troy Balderson (R-Ohio).

According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ROCKS Act, HR 5117, would allow stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels to evaluate the use of aggregate for construction and transportation projects.

“Today’s introduction of the ROCKS Act is a powerful testament to the value and importance of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the betterment of our communities,” says Mike Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “I applaud Congressmen Greg Stanton and Troy Balderson for their leadership in authoring the bill. The ROCKS Act will serve to bring efficiencies between the construction of much-needed public works projects with the access to raw materials necessary to build and revive the roads, bridges and infrastructure projects in our nation’s communities.”

NSSGA hosted its annual Legislative Policy & Forum Nov. 18-20 in Washington, where aggregate industry leaders came together to educate and discuss the importance and role of the industry while working to transform policy and regulations.

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