The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to the release of discussion draft infrastructure proposal by the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:
“Chairman Shuster has demonstrated wisdom and courage by outlining a series of infrastructure recommendations that will support meaningful improvements to the nation’s surface transportation systems for the next decade. In what is becoming all-too-rare, the chairman has made a serious, substantive effort to identify fiscally responsible ways to pay for improvements to aging and over-burdened transportation, waterways and public buildings across the country.
“While we have concerns that his call to replace the current funding system with a new approach in ten years could be politically difficult, he is right to assume that we need a user-fee approach that is better suited the way people use our infrastructure.
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