Norton, an Infrastructure Leader in Congress, Will Speak at Two Press Events to Kick Off National Infrastructure Week, Tuesday
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will kick off National Infrastructure Week by participating in two press events tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Norton is one of the “Big Four” House Transportation leaders who wrote the current five-year surface transportation authorization, the FAST Act, which was signed into law in 2015.
First, Norton will join Mike Allen for a one-on-one conversation at Axios’ “News Shapers” forum to discuss her efforts to craft legislative solutions to improve and expand the nation’s infrastructure at 8:40 a.m. at AJAX (1011 4th St. NW).
Norton will also speak at a press conference hosted by the Highways Materials Group coalition about the critical need for strong federal investment in the nation’s transportation and infrastructure system at 9:00 a.m. at the House Triangle (SE corner of U.S. Capitol).
“While President Trump’s backwards infrastructure plan continues to stall because even Republicans do not support it, Congress must step up and work together on a bipartisan plan that actually invests in our nation’s infrastructure and rebuilds our roads and bridges,” Norton said. “Trump’s plan to slash federal spending and transfer this national responsibility to state and local governments and to public-private partnerships is a non-starter in Congress. National Infrastructure Week is the perfect opportunity to revisit the challenges we face and to discuss real solutions.”