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www.agc.orgAugust 2, 2010
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Congress
Capitol Hill Briefing on the Clean Water Trust Fund Attracts More than 100 People
House Passes Legislation Reauthorizing Drinking Water Programs
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Considers New Water Resources Development Act
GAO Releases Report on Water Infrastructure Bank to T&I Committee
T&I Committee Hearing Focuses on Jobs and Water Infrastructure
Regulatory
Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule Regulating Cranes and Derricks in Construction
AGC Launches New Resource on “Buy American”
Excavation
National 811 Day Coming Up August 11th
CGA Testifies at Hearing on Damage Prevention Education
June CGA Newsletter Available
Issues Meeting
SAVE THE DATE: Highway and Utilities Contractors Issues Meeting Scheduled
Municipal & Utilities Leadership
Chairman
Art Daniel
AR Daniel Construction Services, Incorporated
Cedar Hill, Texas
Vice Chairman
Gene Shull
A E Shull & Company
Tyler, Texas
Utility Market Network Chair
Mike Murphy
Turner Murphy Company, Incorporated
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Utility Regulatory
Network Chair

Trey Pebley
McAllen Construction
McAllen, Texas
Utility Liaison Network Chair
Larry Conner, Jr.
Aaron J. Conner General Contractors
Roanoke, Virginia
Damage Prevention
Subcommittee Chair

Toni Lynn Pascal
Pascal Construction Company
Golden, Colorado
Congress
Capitol Hill Briefing on the Clean Water Trust Fund Attracts More than 100 People
 

AGC sponsored and participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill in an effort to educate staffers on the Clean Water Trust Fund (H.R. 3202). A Clean Water Trust Fund will protect vital sources of drinking water and fragile watersheds, including the nation's great water bodies, enhancing the health and security of citizens nationwide. EPA's most recent needs surveys estimates nationwide needs for drinking water and wastewater improvements at over $600 billion. With a rate of 28,500 jobs per billion spent, projects across the country would spur economic growth, create jobs and improve the environment and public health.

In a packed room of over 100 staffers, Shirley Jackson (pictured left), former mayor of Atlanta that was also feature in Liquid Assets, explained the challenges faced by big cities that need to service large numbers of people with outdated and aging water systems. The audience also heard about the challenges faced by small towns forced to shoulder the debt burden from the mayor of Buhl, Idaho, Tom McCauley. They heard about the state of the construction and equipment industries from AGC and United Rentals and the environmental benefits from the National Wildlife Foundation. Finally, staffers heard an impassioned appeal for water and wastewater infrastructure from the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority.

AGC has been on the forefront of advocating for a Clean Water Trust Fund that would be deficit-neutral, financed by user fees, and help counteract the steady decline in federal investment in water and wastewater infrastructure. AGC will continue to garner support in the House for this important legislation.

For more information, contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5368 or berrys@agc.org. Photo copyright Max Taylor Photography 2010


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