This week, a majority of the House sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) showing strong bipartisan support for passing a multiyear transportation reauthorization bill with a sustainable funding source. The letter – which was signed by nearly 300 members of the House – also calls for an end to the numerous short-term extensions of transportation authorization.
AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr issued a statement on the release of letter. AGC and our colleagues in the Transportation Construction Coalition worked closely with Representatives Reed Ribble (R-Wisc.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.Y.) in urging House members to sign the letter. In addition, many AGC chapters and members personally reached out to their Representatives, contributing to the high number of supporters of the letter.
Our job, however, is nowhere close to done. Over the coming weeks, AGC and our members will continue to pressure Congress to enact a long-term transportation bill with a sustainable funding source. For more information on how you can get involved, please visit our Hardhats for Highways campaign site.
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