Washington, D.C. – November 30, 2017 - Today, Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, met with the Problem Solvers Caucus to discuss the importance and urgency of investing in infrastructure. BAF’s Co-chairs, Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, emphasized that our Congressional leaders and the Administration must work together across the aisle to produce a long-term and robustly funded plan to build resilient infrastructure that meets the demands of current and future generations. Governor Rendell and Secretary LaHood applauded the group for its efforts to tackle this important issue, and extended gratitude to the Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chairs Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed for the invitation to speak.
“Refusing to maintain infrastructure is like refusing to maintain your car. If you refuse to invest, it will stop running,” said Governor Ed Rendell. “Congress must work together with the administration to create a bipartisan bill that provides long-term funding. We must look at infrastructure in terms of a robust investment. It’s an investment because we are creating something of value that is impactful.”
“Your constituents are sick and tired of potholes and crumbling roads. Investing in infrastructure is not only an economic development opportunity for your friends and neighbors – it’s a no-brainer,” said Secretary Ray LaHood. “We can’t rebuild America unless we have funding, and that starts with raising the gas tax. Infrastructure must be a national priority or we will continue to fall behind as a nation.”
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