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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT JOINS 7TH ANNUAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK

Washington, May 13, 2019

 PRESS STATEMENT

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT JOINS 7TH ANNUAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK

Infrastructure Week – May 13-20, 2019 – is a week-long series of events

 raising awareness for our country’s infrastructure needs.

Let’s #BuildForTomorrow. Starting now.

 

Washington, DC – Today is the first day of Infrastructure Week, which will take place from May 13-20, 2019. Across the country, hundreds of elected officials, and more will come together to spread the message that we must #BuildForTomorrow. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement:

“Investing in infrastructure is consistently one of the issues that has the strongest bi-partisan support from voters, with more supporters wanting action from government on infrastructure than almost any other issue. America’s ports, inland waterways, locks and dams serve as economic lifelines for many communities – the U.S. Virgin Islands being one of those places.

“When it comes to agreeing on a national vision for infrastructure, and a plan to pay for it, we have a long way to go. Regional projects with implications for the national economy are not getting the funding they need. And state and local projects that depend, even partly, on federal funding, loans, permitting, and new regulatory action, are not breaking ground. False starts, delayed starts, deferred maintenance, and inadequate levels of investment are putting our infrastructure, our health and safety, and our economy at risk. Territories, cities, counties, states and the private sector are working hard, but need a strong, reliable federal partner to get the job done.

“Now in its seventh year, led by a coalition of labor, business, and policy organizations, and joined by hundreds of affiliates nationwide, Infrastructure Week is uniting everyone to send one message to leaders in Washington and beyond: Let’s #BuildForTomorrow.

“As Co-Chair of the New Democrats Coalition Infrastructure Task Force I am thrilled to be acknowledging Infrastructure Week. The state of America’s infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues facing us as a nation. The benefits of a stronger, better infrastructure system could be immense, but we urgently need political courage and leadership on this issue.”

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