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First Hearing of the 115th Congress to Explore What is Needed to Build a 21st Century Infrastructure for America

Influential Leaders in Business and Labor to Testify

Washington, DC, January 27, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC –Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) will lead the Committee’s first hearing of the new Congress next week to explore the challenges facing our Nation’s infrastructure and a vision for building a 21st century infrastructure for America.  The Committee will hear testimony from the leaders of some of the most prominent businesses in the Nation, as well as from organized labor.

America’s infrastructure is the backbone of our economy, and the federal government plays a vital, historical, constitutional role in ensuring the American people are connected and our economy is supported through infrastructure.  For America to remain competitive, expand our economy, and create jobs, it must have an infrastructure that is ready to meet the needs of the 21st century. 

This hearing of the full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, entitled, “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America,” will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Mr. Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the FedEx Corporation
  • Mr. David W. MacLennan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, Incorporated
  • Mr. Ludwig Willisch, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW of North America
  • Ms. Mary V. Andringa, Chair of the Board of the Vermeer Corporation
  • Mr. Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO   

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and link to live webcast, will be posted at  here as it becomes available.