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LAWMAKERS SHOULD ACT ON PRESIDENT’S CALL TO ENACT MAJOR NEW INVESTMENTS TO REBUILD AGING AND OVER-BURDENED INFRASTRUCTURE

February 6, 2019

Construction Official Urges Congress to Act on the President’s State of the Union Call for New Infrastructure Investments to Support Continued Economic Growth and Prosperity

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union call for new infrastructure investments:

“President Trump understands that one of the most effective ways to ensure continued economic growth is through making needed investments in our roads, bridges, water systems and other public infrastructure. These economic benefits accrue from the expansion of new, high-paying construction career opportunities. But the more significant economic gains will come as we make our economy more efficient by relieving congestion, making drinking water safe for all and improving safety.

“We strongly urge Congress to act on the President’s call to craft new, bipartisan, infrastructure legislation. This association and our tens of thousands of member firms will work tirelessly to educate and encourage members of Congress to take the steps needed to improve our aging and over-burdened infrastructure. Our message will be clear, the most effective way to support continued economic growth and prosperity is by investing in infrastructure.”

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