By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA
ARTBA’s Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In will be laser-focused on pushing a permanent revenue solution for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) as Congress considers overhauling the U.S. tax code and President Donald Trump continues to call for at least $1 trillion in infrastructure investment.
The annual events are May 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.
A May 17 congressional staff panel will feature top aides from both sides of the aisle. They will give attendees the latest insights on how tax reform could address the HTF’s structural revenue deficit and a potential timeline for any infrastructure package. The panelists are:
- Nick Wyatt, professional staff member, Senate Finance Committee (Majority)
- Bobby Andres, policy advisor, Senate Finance Committee (Minority)
- Jack Ruddy, legislative director, Rep. Sam Graves, who chairs the Highways & Transit Subcommittee (Majority)
- Helena Zyblikewycz, staff director, Highways & Transit Subcommittee (Minority)
ARTBA senior staff will also provide legislative and regulatory updates, and a transportation construction market conditions report.
Confirmed speakers for the TCC Fly-in on the afternoon of May 17 include Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.).
The insights from these sessions and speakers will be important as ARTBA and TCC members meet May 18 with their members of Congress.