After years of extensions and delays, the country finally has a new surface transportation bill and the president is set to sign it into law this week. The bill runs through September 2014, which provides some stability and job stabilization for the asphalt pavement industry. Long-term issues still remain for Congress to address, however; most pressingly funding for the Highway Trust Fund, which will run empty in 2015 unless changes are made.
Monday, July 16 at the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, Congressman Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and transportation expert Janet Kavinoky from the U.S. Chamber of Congress will discuss the legislative situation in Washington. Ribble was one of the House conferees who helped shape the final bill, and Kavinoky is head of the Chamber’s efforts to support maintaining, modernizing, and expanding transportation and infrastructure.
These experts will provide both the inside perspective on the recently passed highway bill, as well as a discussion of the current dynamics in Congress that make it difficult to move legislation. Learn how to make your advocacy before lawmakers more effective for the industry and for your business. Register to attend today.