AGC Appears Before Senate Committee, Calls for Infrastructure Package with Highway Trust Fund Fix


AGC Vice President Bob Lanham testifies in front of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
AGC Vice President Bob Lanham was one of three stakeholder representatives to testify this week before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee about the need to provide much-needed funding to address the Nation’s transportation and infrastructure needs, specifically the Highway Trust Fund’s revenue shortfall.   The other representatives were from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Sacramento (CA) Area Council of Governments.
EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) called the hearing to start the discussion about an infrastructure package in the next Congress and the need to reauthorize the FAST Act. The hearing was well attended by Senators on the Committee demonstrating the bipartisan interest in addressing infrastructure concerns. Lanham pointed out that the American people, President Trump, bipartisan members of Congress and members of the stakeholder community have all expressed the need for a bold and robust infrastructure vision and urged Congress to act sooner rather than later in passing an infrastructure package.
Vice President Lanham’s testimony detailed how AGC has long recognized and advocated for the need to invest more in all types of infrastructure and called on Congress and the Administration to make any new infrastructure plan broad-based.  Lanham cautioned, however, that any new proposal must not ignore the gravest threat to transportation investment throughout the nation – the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
AGC will continue to work with Congress and the Administration enact a robust infrastructure bill that will fix the Highway Trust Fund.
For more information, contact Brian Deery at deeryb@agc.org or (703) 837-5319.


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