Press Release Summary:
AEM President Dennis Slater issued statement in response to Congress passing an extension of Nation's highway and transit program through September 30, 2011. According to Slater, America's urgent need to rebuild roads, highways, and bridges requires a long-term strategy. Congress needs to show serious bipartisan leadership and action to address this critical national priority, so that a 6-year bill can be enacted within this extension period.
Original Press Release:
Short-Term Extension Necessary, But Falls Short of Nation's Long-Term Needs
America's Equipment Manufacturers urge Congress to finally pass six-year highway bill
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the follow statement today in response to Congress passing an extension of the Nation's highway and transit programs through September 30, 2011:
"With Congress passing yet another short-term extension of the Highway bill to keep the program running through September, it is critical that they now move to serious action on a comprehensive, long-term bill. America's urgent need to rebuild roads, highways and bridges requires a long-term strategy; we can't afford any more delays. Congress needs to show serious bipartisan leadership and action to address this critical national priority, so that a six-year bill can be enacted within this extension period. If the President wants manufacturers to put people to work jumpstart the economy, he will insist on a six-year Highway bill to build safer roads and bridges, and work with the Congress to find a way to get it done. America's equipment manufacturers stand ready to help them succeed."
AEM founded I Make America, a national grassroots effort to dramatically strengthen American manufacturing jobs right here in the U.S. to improve our economy and our country's global competiveness.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - www.aem.org
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 800 companies and 200-plus product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the capitals of Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Beijing and a European presence in Brussels.
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