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Highway Funding Hearings Should Make Clear that Greater Investment is Critical for Long-term Bill

“Congress now has several viable options to raise needed investments”

Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2014) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on news that Congress will hold hearings on investment options for a long-term highway bill before various Committees:

“These hearings should make it clear that it is time to get serious about passing a highway bill this year. America’s economy can’t afford Congress’ duct-tape approach, which has left our pothole-ridden roads and bridges deteriorating and unsafe. Massive shortfalls threatening our nation’s Highway Trust Fund are already destabilizing the construction industry and creating ripples in our economy because states are being forced to cut back on new projects that are critical to keeping our roads and bridges safe.


“During this week’s hearings, LIUNA is counting on members of both parties to put aside politics. Congress now has several viable options to raise needed investments. It is time to act.”