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Published on Friday, April 14, 2017

Congress in recess – AWC and partners talk infrastructure

The U.S. Congress is in recess and members of our delegation here at home. Right now is a great time to connect with them. In D.C., they have a buzzsaw of 15 minute back-to-back appointments scheduled as they balance constituent meetings, committee meetings, floor votes, caucus gatherings, and speaking engagements. At home, the pace is a bit slower and meetings offer time for more in-depth conversation.

Recognizing this opportunity, AWC CEO Peter King and his infrastructure counterparts from the Association of Washington Business (AWB), counties, and ports associations have been meeting with members to share the findings of our joint report Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington. We are making the point that communities in our state are well-positioned to take advantage of any new infrastructure monies that may come from the federal government to create jobs, strengthen our economy throughout the state, and maintain our quality of life in the face of an increasing population.

Face-to-face sit downs have been held or will be held before April 21 with Congressional Reps. Kilmer, Heck, DelBene, Jayapal, Larsen, and Reichert. Congress members have appreciated the fact that four statewide organizations joined together in a concerted effort to speak with one voice for the good of our state. For information or help in reaching out to your member of Congress, contact Peter King at peterk@awcnet.org, or 360.753.4137.

Find a two-page report summary here

Click to find the full report here

Categories: Federal, Infrastructure