Welcome!

Welcome to the ATSSA website dedicated to connecting ATSSA members and Members of Congress. As the Chairman of the ATSSA Government Relations Committee, I look forward to continuing our successful grassroots advocacy to make our roads safer. This site will enable members to easily contact their respective federal representatives and senators.

This form of action is termed "grassroots advocacy." Developed in the 1960s, grassroots advocacy is, at its purest form, local Americans reaching out and letting elected officials – in this case members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives -- know their concerns and wishes. Our purpose is to educate members of Congress about roadway safety issues so that they can make well informed choices on important votes on Capitol Hill.

To accomplish this goal, we hope that you'll use your own "grasstops" contact list. "Grasstops" are both elected and appointed officials in your state who might support our roadway safety initiatives. Getting these influential members of your community on board is a real help to generating additional support for an idea or piece of legislation. A coordinated effort between grassroots and grasstops sends a powerful message to federal officials that your issue should be the focal point of the day and debate.

ATSSA is excited to offer this service to its members as a way to further its congressional advocacy initiatives and for ATSSA members to be as informed and active as possible. Letting your voices be heard is the epitome of American democracy. Without it, elected officials can never consider your thoughts and wishes. So, take a moment to explore the site and stand ready for ATSSA's next call to action!

Please feel free to contact Nate Smith, Vice President of Government Relations at nathan.smith@atssa.com with any questions or concerns. ATSSA is here for you day-in and day-out advocating for your issues and concerns.

Sincerely,

Dane Alsabrook
Director of Contract Administration
Ennis-Flint


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Grave-Norton Letter

Recently, Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves and Ranking Member Eleanor Holmes Norton began collecting the signatures of their Congressional colleagues on a written letter to the members on the House Ways and Means Committee. The letter asks the Ways and Means Committee to address the long-term financial stability of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) as part of comprehensive tax reform, which will hopefully happen in 2017. A very strong coalition of supporters last year resulted in 130 co-signers.

ATSSA has, once again, enthusiastically-joined the coalition of supporters behind this year’s letter and asks that you reach out to your member of Congress for their signature on the 2017 Graves-Norton Highway Trust Fund Letter.

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Transportation Conference Report - FAST Act 2015

This week, the House and Senate are poised to take up and pass a final bill, which will reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years. The bill, H.R. 22, Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) provides policy and funding that will carry roadway safety infrastructure to new heights. It's imperative that all members of Congress vote in favor and without delay, so that the president will able to sign this legislation into law before the December 4, 2015 deadline of current policy. 

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Urge Support for House Highway Bill

The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act is a safety-focused bill that will help make our roads safer and more efficient.

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Please Support Roadway Safety Funding Letter

This Congressional letter supports fully funding the Highway Safety Improvement Program in the House transportation bill.

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Urge Senate to Support Long-Term Highway Bill

Please contact your senators today, and encourage them to vote in favor of a long-term highway bill.

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Support Vote to Proceed on Highway Bill

Although the bill text is not perfect, voting to proceed is a critical part of moving a long term highway bill closer to reality.

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Support Highway Trust Fund

Increased revenue is needed for the Highway Trust Fund in order for Congress to pass a long-term highway bill.

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Please Support Highway Bill and Highway Trust Fund

The current bill, MAP-21, expires in May. Congress needs to take action before then to avoid a shutdown of the highway program.

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Please Support Increased Highway Trust Fund Revenue

It is important that members of Congress understand that increased revenue for the Highway Trust Fund is a vital component of a long-term highway bill.

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Please Support the Highway Safety Improvement Program

It is critical that members of Congress hear from ATSSA members about the need to continue the HSIP in the next transportation bill.

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