AGC Sends Letter of Support
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing today to consider President Trump’s nomination of Paul Trombino to serve as the next Federal Highway Administrator. The Senators who participated in the hearing focused their questions on finding a permanent fix to the Highway Trust Fund, speeding up the environmental review and permitting process, and ensuring that both urban and rural areas receive equal consideration in any new infrastructure package that Congress may take up. There was no opposition to Mr. Trombino’s nomination but it is unclear when the committee will actually vote to recommend confirmation to the full Senate.
AGC sent a letter to the committee calling for approval of Mr. Trombino’s nomination. Mr. Trombino has demonstrated at the state level – in his years of service at both the Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation – that he possesses the leadership and collaborative qualities needed to lead FHWA. AGC also noted that in his role as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), he helped frame national policy and promote investments that emphasized transportation as a key part of economic development.
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