Group Urges Senate Leaders to Support Timely Reauthorization
The Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) urging bipartisan action to address our nation’s long-standing infrastructure deficit.
“As this challenge persists and worsens,” the group wrote, “we encourage you to move a long-term, robustly funded surface transportation reauthorization ahead of the September 30, 2020 deadline. The group cited the imperative to avoid costly delays that slow construction schedules and make important projects more costly and more difficult to complete.”
The letter continued, “Substantial and long-term investments in all kinds of infrastructure are needed to expand our economy, grow jobs and compete globally. We appreciate strong bipartisan support for various infrastructure initiatives over the years and hope momentum recently initiated by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee can lead to a successful, bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization.”
Led by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Associated General Contractors, the IWG exists to unite a diverse range of trade associations and build support for infrastructure investments. The IWG works to unite the common interest of support for infrastructure investment among a diverse range of industry organizations.
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