NACA officials conduct Capitol Hill briefing on industry priorities

Bob Risser, president and CEO of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, joined senior officials representing the North American Concrete Alliance and the Congressional Cement Caucus for a visit to Capitol Hill Feb. 5 to brief the 115th Congress on the state of the concrete and cement industry and infrastructure priorities. NACA senior officials conveyed the following information: Infrastructure investment must be done wisely and factor reforms to programs that will extend federal dollars and focus on long-term, nationally significant mega projects and address the need for long-lasting and resilient structures and systems; Congress must enact a robust and sustainable funding mechanism that addresses Highway Trust Fund shortfalls with durable solutions that stabilize and increase critical surface transportation investments. An efficient, well-functioning transportation network is essential to maintaining U.S. economic competitiveness. New funding and financing for long-term investment are critical to economic growth, personal mobility and public safety. The Congressional Cement Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, and Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona.

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