Your senators and representatives will be working in your state until September 5, conducting official business and participating in community activities during this time. The transportation construction industry must take this opportunity to tell all members of Congress that stabilizing and growing federal transportation investment must be a component of any tax reform proposal or infrastructure investment package. Please tell your members of Congress:
- I agree with the group of 253 bipartisan House members who wrote to Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Democrat Richard Neal (D-Mass.) in May that a permanent Highway Trust Fund solution should be part of any tax reform plan and that all user-fee revenue options should be on the table to rectify this situation once and for all;
- If not dealt with as part of tax reform, a permanent Highway Trust Fund solution should be a foundation of any infrastructure investment package;
- If Congress does not act, the Highway Trust Fund will face annual revenue shortfalls of $18 billion once the FAST Act expires; and
- President Trump and Congress have a narrow window to address this situation before states will once again be forced to begin delaying projects due to uncertainty about future federal funds.
Please also ask your members of Congress to support the infrastructure funding provided in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, including increasing the Passenger Facility Charge for airport infrastructure.