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Statement from the Associated General Contractors of America on the Presidential Veto of the Water Resources Development Act

November 2, 2007

Washington, D.C.— “We are disappointed the President vetoed the Water Resources Development Act,” said Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) CEO Stephen E. Sandherr. “While we did not succeed in convincing him of the merits of this important infrastructure legislation, AGC is confident that we have convinced Congress that it is worthy of support not withstanding the President’s veto.”

“AGC has called on our allies in Washington and our members across the country to work with Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), Ranking Member John Mica (R-Fla.) in the House, Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) in the Senate to support the override of the President’s veto,” noted Sandherr.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 32,000 firms, including 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 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 www.agc.org. AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life.”

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