Hundreds turn out for industry lobbying event

By |  June 16, 2014

Thirty-one national associations and more than 400 people from the aggregates, construction and transportation industries descended on Washington, D.C., last week as part of the 2014 Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In. The group of producers, contractors, manufacturers and association representatives lobbied to fix the Highway Trust Fund and for a long-term, well-funded transportation bill.

The group held a legislative briefing with government officials to address issues with the Highway Trust Fund. Speakers included Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), a Senate Environment & Public Works Committee member; and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

The group also attended a Capitol Hill reception with members of Congress. Some participated in Rally for Roads, and many attended individual and group meetings with their congressperson and/or staff.

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