Tens of thousands of construction workers rely on federal transportation funding to keep working. It is Congress’s job to make sure that federal funding is available for highway & transit construction projects. However, Congress has failed to pass a long-term highway & transit bill, putting construction companies & their employees jobs at risk.
Before leaving for their August recess (Aug. 8 – Sept. 7), Congress passed a three-month extension of current highway & transit programs, through Oct. 31. The Senate also passed a long-term bill before leaving. However, the House has yet to take up a long-term bill. Therefore, we need to continue to press the House to take up and pass a long-term highway & transit bill.
Encourage Your Employees to also send e-Hardhat messages to their Representative.
Meet with your House Representative and present a company hardhat, with the “Hardhats for Highways” decal indicating the number of people employed by your company, to highlight the number of employees in your company whose jobs are directly affected by federal highway & transit funding.