With Another Highway Extension, It Is More of the Same

Manufacturers Need Congress to Focus on Achieving a Well-Funded, Long-Term Solution

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Robyn Boerstling issued the following statement after the House passed a short-term reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund:

“As the world’s largest manufacturing economy, with a crumbling infrastructure where bridges and roads continue to age and fail our expectations, the United States and its manufacturers deserve a network that will serve our 21st-century needs. With another short-term bandage in hand, Congress must now use this time in earnest and work every day of the next five months to pass a well-funded, multiyear surface transportation authorization by the end of the year to ensure our competitiveness and put Americans back to work.”

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.