Biden to Help Kick Off  Infrastructure Week 2015

May 8, 2015

A group of the nation’s largest business, labor, and thought-leadership organizations announced Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will deliver remarks at the Infrastructure Week 2015 launch event on May 11. The first in a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness of the need to rebuild, renew, and invest in America’s infrastructure, the kick-off event will include speakers and panel discussions designed to highlight the more important infrastructure opportunities and challenges impacting long-term business and economic competitiveness.

“America’s neglected infrastructure has taken a toll on American lives and businesses for too long,” said President of Building America’s Future Marcia Hale. “We applaud Vice President Biden for his staunch support for much-needed infrastructure improvements and look forward to partnering with him to find a comprehensive long-term solution.”

Vice President Biden joins speakers including Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Tamara Lundgren, and more.

Throughout Infrastructure Week, business, labor, and government leaders from around the country will make the case for infrastructure investment by illustrating ways in which neglect negatively impacts U.S. individuals and businesses and exploring the economic benefits of a fully-funded 21st century infrastructure system.

The Steering Committee includes the AFL-CIO, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Building America’s Future, Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They are joined by nearly 80 national and local affiliate organizations from all sectors of the economy and from communities across the United States.