February 04, 2019

Hearing to focus on: “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait”

Washington, DC- The status of our Nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, clean water systems, ports and inland waterways, and airports, the trillion-dollar backlog of maintenance and repair needs, and the increasing costs of Federal inaction will be the subject of this week’s hearing.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 7th, 2019, in HVC 210, Capitol Visitors Center.


Panel 1:

The Honorable Tim Walz, Governor, State of Minnesota; on behalf of the National Governors Association

The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, CA; on behalf of the United States Conference of Mayors

The Honorable Ray LaHood, Co-Chair, Building America’s Future, Former Secretary, United States Department of Transportation

Panel 2:

Mr. Richard Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak

The Honorable Eric K. Fanning, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association

Mr. Larry Krauter, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane International Airport

Ms. Angela Lee, Director, Charlotte Water

Mr. Rich McArdle, President, UPS Freight; on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Kristin Meira, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA)

Mr. Larry Willis, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.