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Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership on an Infrastructure Investment Package

Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership on an Infrastructure Investment Package

2019-04-30T15:49:48-04:00January 3, 2019|

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
The Honorable Charles Schumer
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate

The Honorable Paul Ryan
Speaker
U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan and Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi:

We are a broad collection of associations and organizations working with all levels of government to address our nation’s infrastructure deficit. We encourage you to develop and advance an infrastructure investment package that will improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of our nation’s infrastructure.

Substantial and long-term investments in all kinds of infrastructure are needed to expand our economy, grow jobs and compete globally. We appreciate strong bipartisan support for various infrastructure initiatives over the years and hope that past momentum can sustain a more substantial commitment to meet the needs of our economy.

We believe that infrastructure must continue to be a leading priority of the 115th Congress and address the following goals:

· Increases direct federal investments, in a broad range of infrastructure sectors over 10 years to achieve a $1 trillion investment,

· Complements and strengthens existing tools, such as municipal bonds, that successfully deliver infrastructure investments at the federal, state and local levels,

· Facilitates opportunities for private investment in U.S. infrastructure,

· Creates efficiencies such as accelerating the federal permitting process,

· Fixes chronic challenges and addresses reoccurring shortages in key federal infrastructure accounts such as the Highway Trust Fund, and;

· Encourages active participation among all levels of government and between the public and private sectors without shifting federal responsibilities because no single partner can deliver a well-functioning, national U.S. infrastructure network driven by a long-term vision and funding stability.

Passing a comprehensive package that transforms U.S. infrastructure systems beyond the status quo is necessary to maintain U.S. economic competitiveness. We urge you to work across the aisle to develop a proposal that ensures U.S. infrastructure is second to none.

Sincerely,

Airports Council International – North America

American Apparel and Footwear Association

American Association of Port Authorities

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

American Bakers Association

American Coatings Association

American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute

American Composites Manufacturers Association

American Concrete Pipe Association

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Farm Bureau Federation

American Forest & Paper Association

American Gas Association

American Highway Users Alliance

American Home Furnishings Alliance

American Institute of Architects

American Investment Council

American Iron and Steel Institute

American Petroleum Institute

American Planning Association

American Public Transportation Association

American Public Works Association (APWA)

American Road & Transportation Builders Association

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Supply Association

American Traffic Safety Services Association

American Wind Energy Association

American Wire Producers Association

American Wood Council

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology

Associated Equipment Distributors

Associated General Contractors of America

Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI)

Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Bakery Equipment Manufacturers & Allieds

Bond Dealers of America

Brick Industry Association

Building America’s Future

Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors

Common Good

Composite Panel Association

Construction Management Association of America

Consumer Specialty Products Association

Copper & Brass Fabricators Council

Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International

Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA)

Gemini Shippers Association

Hydraulic Institute

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Industrial Minerals Association – North America

Institute of Makers of Explosives

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

International Bottled Water Association

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)

International Housewares Association

International Union of Operating Engineers

Irrigation Association

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

Laborers Int. Union of North America (LIUNA)

League of American Bicyclists

Metals Service Center Institute

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers AssociationMPIF

National Asphalt Pavement Association

National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)

National Association of Counties

National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Regional Councils

National Association of Trailer Manufacturers

National Corn Growers Association

National Electrical Contractors Association

National Grain and Feed Association

National Ground Water Association

National Hispanic Construction Association

National Industrial Sand Association

National League of Cities

National Lime Association

National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association

National Marine Manufacturers Association

National Oilseed Processors Association

National Precast Concrete Association

National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC)

National Retail Federation

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

National Utility Contractors Association

National Waste & Recycling Association

National Wooden Pallet and Container Association

Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society

North America’s Building Trades Unions

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association

Plastics Industry Association

Plastics Pipe Institute

Plumbing Manufacturers International

Portland Cement Association

Power Transmission Distributors Association

Rail Passengers Association

Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA)

Railway Supply Institute

Resilient Floor Covering Institute

Retail Industry Leaders Association

Security Industry AssociationSIFMA

The Adhesive and Sealant Council

The Design-Build Institute of America

The Fertilizer Institute

The United States Conference of Mayors

Travel Goods Association (TGA)

Treated Wood Council

TRSA – The Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Association

U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

U.S. Travel Association

US Water Alliance

Vinyl Institute

Waterways Council, Inc.

CC: U.S. Senate

CC: U.S. House of Representatives

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