Senate Committee Approves FHWA Administrator Nominee

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted yesterday to approve the nomination of Paul Trombino, President Trump’s pick to serve as the next Federal Highway Administrator. The full Senate must now approve the nomination. A vote is not yet scheduled but could happen at any time. Mr. Trombino served as the Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation for six years beginning in April 2011, building on 17 years of service with the Wisconsin DOT. He served as the 2015 AASHTO President and was active on the AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee.
During his service in Iowa, Mr. Trombino played a key role in pushing the Iowa Legislature to approve a 10-cent-per-gallon increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to generate about $200 million annually in additional money for state and local road and bridge construction projects. AGC supported the nomination in a letter to the EPW committee, calling for approval of Mr. Trombino’s nomination based on his demonstrated leadership at the state and national levels. AGC of America and AGC of Iowa have worked closely with Mr. Trombino in the past.
For more information, please contact Brian Deery at [email protected] or (703) 837-5319.

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