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February 6, 2017

MSCI, Nearly 400 Other Organizations Urge President To Invest In Infrastructure

Last Wednesday, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and a broad coalition of nearly 400 organizations, representing a vast cross section of the American economy, in a letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to pass a balanced infrastructure plan that provides “improvements to all types of infrastructure throughout the country” and addresses “large important projects that make our businesses more competitive.” 

The letter notes that “our nation’s infrastructure systems are insufficient to support American competitiveness” and that “new investment is required to improve upon the stopgap efforts of the last decade.” The letter also urges the president to make a commitment “to a long-term, reliable, dedicated, user-based revenue source for the Highway Trust Fund,” warning that “mounting deferred maintenance could cause current infrastructure to fall into an even greater state of disrepair.” The letter is available here

To learn more about the need for increased investment in infrastructure, check out MSCI’s advocacy agenda. MSCI also urges its members to check out NAM’s white paper, “Building to Win,” which lays out a roadmap to revitalize the nation’s infrastructure. That paper is available here