Rep. Mike Kelly Hones in on Infrastructure

The Ways & Means Committee held a Members’ Day hearing which gives Representatives an opportunity to highlight issues important to them and their districts.

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., gave a five-minute oral statement during the House Ways & Means Committee’s Members’ Day Hearing on Tuesday, June 4. Kelly’s testimony focused on the need for infrastructure investment in his district in Northwestern Pennsylvania and across the United States.

“There is a lot of work to do if we’re going to prepare America for the 21st century economy”, said Rep. Kelly. “A key component is going to be infrastructure upgrades.”

Rep. Kelly’s stated that he was concerned about not being able to get products to consumers in a timely manner. His testimony compared U.S. infrastructure to an old car saying that no matter how much “duct tape, bailing wire or glue you use, you have to get it fixed or off the road to compete with traffic.”

It’s important to make sure every member of Congress knows their constituents want a national infrastructure bill. Head to NSSGA’s Infrastructure for America page to tell Congress to act now!

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