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Business Groups Ask Candidates to Focus on Infrastructure


Thirty-four groups from the business, labor, transportation and travel industries sent letters to both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, asking for a commitment to creating long-term infrastructure funding plans and pledging to help pass any such legislation.

This letter comes in the wake of the transportation bill passed in late 2015. While that legislation did provide some funding, it failed to include provisions that addressed the long-term solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund. 

Currently, both candidates have pledged to increase infrastructure spending, though some details remain unclear.

Read more in, “Infrastructure in 2017? Don’t Hold Your Breath“.

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