Pushing for Transportation Reauthorization
Building One Pennsylvania and other affiliates of Building One America engaged with members of Congress on federal transportation reauthorization, including convening a meeting in November 2011 with members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and their staff. In attendance were top staff members for Representatives Meehan, Fitzpatrick, and Gerlach. Congressman Lou Barletta was in attendance himself. Also helping to organize the meeting were two former Congressmen, Democrat Joe Hoeffel of Pennsylvania, and Republican Jim Saxton of New Jersey, who chaired the meeting. Throughout the spring of 2012, we continued to meet with members of Congress and their staff about infrastructure and transportation investments and the importance of securing a bipartisan agreement and even compromise. In July, after nearly three years of one short-term continuing resolution after another, Congress finally passed a two-year transportation bill that will create jobs and put infrastructure investment back on track.