AGC pushes for quick passage of transportation bill

With 285 bipartisan U.S. lawmakers expressing support of a fully funded long-term transportation bill, the CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America last week urged Congress to quickly pass such legislation.

“At a time when Congress can’t seem to agree on much, the fact so many members of Congress back passage of a highway and transit bill shows how important this measure is for Democrats and Republicans alike," CEO Stephen Sandherr said. "While getting the details, particularly the finances, of any such legislation right will not be easy, the fact is there is a broad consensus within the Congress that this measure most be a top priority. Over the coming weeks we will work aggressively to urge the Congressional leadership to push for swift action and passage of a new, fully funded, long-term surface transportation bill.”

In a recent letter written by Reps. Reid Ribble (R-WI), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY) and sent to leaders of the House of Representatives, 130 Republicans and 155 Democrats said they fully supported swift passage of a  bill that would fund transportation improvements. 

“We are united in our conviction that now is the time to end the cycle of short-term extensions that kick the can down the road by doing the work needed to pass a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill,” the letter stated. “To make this happen, we support efforts to develop a long-term sustainable revenue source for our nation’s transportation network as soon as possible.”

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