NSSGA President and CEO, Michael W. Johnson released the following statement:

Following today’s White House announcement that President Trump will seek to dramatically streamline the permitting process for federally-supported infrastructure projects, 

“Allowing unnecessary and expensive regulations to delay or even prevent critical infrastructure projects has cost our economy years of positive development. The president’s proposal to cut burdensome regulations will allow federal dollars to stretch further, create more jobs and ultimately stimulate economic growth. The benefits of infrastructure investments are clear–especially in the aggregates industry. Each job in a quarry, producing our nation’s building blocks, creates nearly five jobs outside of that operation. Each dollar spent on building our national highway system yielded $6 in economic activity. Making America great again requires making our economy great again and that starts with making America’s roads, bridges, airports and ports great again.”

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