WASHINGTON – April 30, 2019 – Today, President Trump and Congressional leaders met at the White House to discuss infrastructure priorities and potential legislation to fix America’s infrastructure. Following the meeting, National League of Cities (NLC) President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, released the following statement:
“The National League of Cities applauds President Trump and Democratic leaders for focusing on infrastructure. Now is the time to turn today’s infrastructure discussion into action. We urge Congress and the administration to build a bipartisan framework for legislation that funds and fixes our nation’s infrastructure.”
“Our message is clear: Every community deserves safe, reliable infrastructure that will support our country’s economic future. Washington has procrastinated long enough. It’s time to demonstrate leadership and put America’s infrastructure needs first.”
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