The Board of Directors of the American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) on June 4th hosted a virtual roundtable with House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) to discuss COVID-19 legislation, emergency relief for State DOTs and The Invest in America Act, the House T&I committee’s majority-sponsored highway bill (H.R. 7095).

The Highway Users also took the opportunity to thank Congressman Davis for his support on a number of important transportation issues. ACPA is a long-standing supporter of the Highway Users; Leif Wathne currently serves on its Board of Directors and co-chairs its Policy and Government Affairs Committee.

Highway Users officials have conducted eight virtual Hill meetings with Congressional offices in an effort to push for both emergency State DOT relief and a long-term highway bill before the September 30 deadline. Included among those offices the Highway Users have met with in recent weeks: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); House Minority Leader McCarthy (R-CA); Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO); Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO); Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK);  Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS).

In related news, the Highway Users’ Policy and Government Affairs Committee also crafted and sent a letter yesterday to T&I Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR); Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO); House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton and RM Davis applauding the House T&I committee for moving forward with the surface transportation reauthorization process. Click here to see the letter.

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