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August 3, 2020

Make Your Voice Heard On U.S. Infrastructure Investment

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has long-supported additional federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including for bridges, hospitals, and transit systems. As MSCI Board of Directors Chair Eddie Lehner said at MSCI’s 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, “Good things, no great things, happen when we invest in our communities and connect those communities with better roads, bigger broadband pipes, fortified personal protection equipment, vaccine manufacturing scalability and the list goes on and on.”

Now, with the help of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MSCI members can make their voices heard on this important issue. By clicking here, individuals can send a letter to their U.S. senators and representatives that requests Congress work together to pass long-term funding and a federal stimulus package that will help rebuild the United States and its crumbling infrastructure.

The letter notes:

  • A $1 trillion investment in infrastructure can create 11 million jobs, according to Georgetown University.
  • In the last year, the global ranking of America’s infrastructure dropped from ninth to 13th, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • The 2019 Urban Mobility Report showed that the cost of traffic congestion (in time and fuel) is $179 billion annually.

MSCI recommends that its member company employees sign this letter as soon as possible since Congress much consider a major infrastructure investment bill before September 30, 2020.