By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, the Obama administration vice president and former U.S. senator, and businessman Tom Steyer, have confirmed their participation in the Feb. 16 “Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America” at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), also Democratic candidates for the nomination, previously confirmed their participation in the forum. Other leading Democratic candidates and President Donald Trump (R) have been invited.
ARTBA is co-hosting the event, the first presidential candidates forum devoted exclusively to infrastructure. Please review ARTBA’s Guide to Presidential Candidates’ Views on Transportation.
The three-hour forum will be broadcast on C-SPAN and livestreamed on CSPAN.org beginning at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. Wall Street Journal editors Jerry Seib and Jeanne Cummings will moderate.
The candidate forum is organized by the non-partisan group, United for Infrastructure. In addition to ARTBA, the host committee includes the International Union of Operating Engineers; Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO; North America’s Building Trades Unions; Transport Workers Union of America; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Public Transportation Association; American Council of Engineering Companies; Value of Water Campaign; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Airports Council International-North America; and Build Together.