NSSGA Applauds Senate Introduction of The ROCKS Act

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May 18, 2021
CONTACT: Kerry Lynch
(703) 526-1072, klynch@nssga.org

NSSGA Applauds Senate Introduction of The ROCKS Act

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley issued the following statement after Sens. Mark Kelly (AZ) and Rob Portman (OH) introduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act. This Senate companion to H.R. 611 helps to build off of NSSGA’s work of gathering cosponsors in the House bill.

“We want to applaud Sen. Mark Kelly (AZ) and Sen. Rob Portman (OH) for introducing the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping Aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act. We are grateful of their leadership to advance this bipartisan legislation, that promotes sustainable access to needed construction materials, which will improve the lives of all Americans.

“Aggregates are the second most utilized product in the world and are the bedrock in the creation of buildings, roads, airports and bridges. They are indispensable in developing the infrastructure needed to access to clean water, deliver reliable energy and advance environmental stewardship. It is imperative that all communities have access to these essential resources as we work together to improve our outdated infrastructure. Sustainable, local access to aggregate materials improves construction costs, extends taxpayer dollars, reduces congestion and leads to better environmental outcomes.

“We urge all Senators to cosponsor this critical legislation that demonstrates the importance of crushed stone, sand and gravel as essential for local communities.”

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NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects, NSSGA represents more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Learn more at www.nssga.org.

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