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Funding Plan Must Continue Absent Infrastructure Council, Stakeholders Say

Groups insisted the goal of approving a long-term funding bill for major infrastructure projects must continue despite setbacks out of the White House

The White House’s recent announcement that an advisory council on infrastructure matters would not convene as planned should not derail efforts to achieve a long-term funding fix for the country’s roads and bridges, policymakers and freight groups said. “Nothing that’s happened in the past week changes the American public’s feeling that rebuilding our highways, bridges, dams and ports remains a national priority,” Graves added while emphasizing a commitment on the part of members of Congress and the administration to develop a “prudent, long-term infrastructure” funding package. Graves is among the few senior Republican transportation policymakers in the House ensuring stakeholders this month of plans to debate an infrastructure funding bill in the fall. read more at


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