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Statement by Building America’s Future on President Obama’s Infrastructure Investment Initiative

Washington, DC – July 17, 2014 – Today, Building America’s Future (BAF) co-chairs Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell released the following statement applauding President Obama’s proposal to invest in infrastructure and expand public-private partnerships:

"President Obama's plan is essential to fostering public-private partnerships so that we can modernize our roads, rails, transit and aviation systems. This is the sort of long-term initiative that our economic future requires," said BAF co-chair and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

“I am pleased to see Congress is making at least short-term fixes to save the Highway Trust Fund, but what the country really needs is a long-term vision like what the President proposed today,” said BAF co-chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.  “We need the construction jobs that come with repairs and maintenance of everything from roads and bridges to ports and airports, but the country also desperately needs improved infrastructure so our companies can compete in a global economy.”

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Washington, DC – July 17, 2014 – Today, Building America’s Future (BAF) co-chairs Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell released the following statement applauding President Obama’s proposal to invest in infrastructure and expand public-private partnerships: