Leif Wathne participated in a fundraising dinner late last week in honor of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO-6), Chairman of the House T&I Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee. Graves is widely considered to be in line for Chairman of the T&I Committee, as Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA-09) is retiring at the end of the year. Graves is also considered a national leader on federal aviation policy, according to a 2017 press release.
The event–co-hosted by ACPA PAC, NRMCA PAC, PCA PAC and Truck PAC–also featured T&I Committee Chairman Shuster and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA-04). Perry serves on both the Aviation and Highways & Transit subcommittees. Events such as this provide an opportunity to meet with lawmakers who directly impact transportation construction policy and spending.