AGC Praises House and Senate Leadership on Passage of WRDA

September 25, 2007

Washington D.C.—The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today praised the leadership of Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.) and Ranking Member John Mica (R-Fla.) for their steadfast support of WRDA. This necessary and overdue legislation supports flood control, navigation and water resources provisions critical to the nation’s infrastructure.

“We hope that the President will recognize the overwhelming bipartisan support for updating the nation’s water infrastructure in this post-Katrina environment,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC. “This bill offers an opportunity to set priorities and establish new standards that will improve our nation’s commitment to investing in the necessary U.S. flood control, navigation and water quality water resources infrastructure. This bill is long overdue and we hope the President will sign it.”

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents nearly 33,000 firms, including 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors and 11,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life.”

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