Congress seeks to pass long-term transportation infrastructure bill

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Congress seeks to pass long-term transportation infrastructure bill

President Obama could have a bill to sign in as little as a few weeks that would authorize billions of dollars of funding to build and repair the nation’s aging transportation infrastructure. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAMA), the largest manufacturing association in the U.S., has shown its support for a bipartisan proposal and increased spending for infrastructure projects. According to NAMA’s Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, Robyn Boerstling, “The goal is not just to achieve a multi-year bill but a well-funded transportation bill. We are in an infrastructure deficit in this country, and if we continue to go at it with status quo funding levels, or just slight adjustment for inflation, we’re not going to begin to solve any of the challenges.”

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