By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) May 14 is scheduled to address nearly 500 transportation design and construction executives, and labor union officials attending the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Washington Fly-In. Speaker Pelosi is expected to detail highway and transit investment policy issues, including the $2 trillion infrastructure investment proposal she discussed April 30 with President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Federal Highway Administration Administrator Nicole R. Nason, are among the elected and administration officials also scheduled to address the group the same day. There will also be a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee “New Members” panel with Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Rep. Peter Stauber (R-Minn.) and Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-Ill.)
This year’s Fly-In is focused on urging members of Congress to provide a permanent solution for the Highway Trust Fund’s (HTF) revenue shortfall. The TCC is running a print ad in Politico and television spots on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC calling on Congress to fix the HTF as part of any infrastructure legislation.
TCC members will head to Capitol Hill May 15 for meetings with their representatives and senators about these issues. They will emphasize the many potential positive economic and job creation impacts that could result from a major transportation infrastructure investment law. ARTBA’s related Federal Issues Program is May 13-14. Both events are at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
Contact ARTBA’s John Schneidawind, 202.683.1010. with questions.