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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Mark-up of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021

Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

LIUNA commends Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito in crafting a bipartisan measure that acknowledges the critical role of surface transportation to the economy of the United States and each and every citizen of this nation.


The five-year $303.5 billion investment is an essential component of the overall infrastructure investments that have been promised by both political parties. The 34 percent increase in funding over current investment levels will help states and localities address backlogs in maintenance, make investments in freight corridors and improve safety and congestion.


LIUNA looks forward to working with the Senate to ensure timely passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 before the current law expires on September 30, 2021.

 


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The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.