“As IIJA is implemented, my company and the entire construction industry find it critical to ensure the funds authorized and appropriated continue to flow as intended for the life of the bill,” said Dwayne Boyd, CRH Americas. “The IIJA will provide certainty to state DOTs, and everyone involved in delivering infrastructure projects.”
Throughout his testimony, he also highlighted several areas that the Committee should focus on, such as following the law to ensure our materials are excluded from Buy America sourcing requirements; permitting reform; ensuring flexibility for local and state agencies; reforming rail service; advancing sustainability efforts; addressing workforce challenges; and increasing access to local aggregates.
“Our economy is on a stronger path, and these infrastructure investments help relieve pressure points that drive supply shortages and inflation,” said Boyd. “That is why it is imperative Congress and the administration work to rapidly implement the provisions under IIJA and remove regulatory roadblocks and red tape that hold us back.”