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Rebuilding America: What Are We Waiting For?

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Top of the Hill in the The Reserve Officers Association Building

1 Constitution Ave NE

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The Progressive Policy Institute & Common Good
invite you to join us for

"Rebuilding America: What Are We Waiting For?"

Thursday, November 16
8:30 am to 11:30 am

Top of the Hill
Symposium Center
1 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and Common Good invite you to a public forum on Capitol Hill Thursday, November 16, 2017. The discussion is intended to rekindle a sense of political urgency around modernizing America’s run-down infrastructure, and figuring out how to pay for it.

Although leaders of both parties have called for a major infrastructure push, the White House and Congress have instead put other, more divisive issues front and center: ACA repeal and tax reform. One reason is President Trump’s realization that public-private partnerships cannot at present come close to financing the massive rebuilding project he promised during the campaign.

Our forum will drill down on critical questions: First, what is the real potential for tapping private capital to pay for infrastructure upgrades, and what kinds of projects are best suited to public-private partnerships? Second, how can we reduce construction and regulatory costs to rebuild America without breaking the bank, and will tax reform eat up the resources required to fund better infrastructure?

Featured Speakers*:
Alex Herrgott, White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Associate Director for Infrastructure
Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)
Edward Hamberger, President & CEO, Association of American Railroads
John Porcari, President, WSP, Formerly of DOT
Shaun Courtney, Transportation Reporter, Bloomberg Government
Anne Kolton, Vice President of Communications, American Chemical Council
Travis Kelly, Vice President, Government Relations, Texas Central
Jeremy Ebie, CEO, Phoenix Infrastructure Group
Gary Guzy, Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling; formerly of CEQ and EPA
Philip Howard, Founder & Chair, Common Good
Will Marshall, President, PPI

*Speaker updates to follow

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Top of the Hill in the The Reserve Officers Association Building

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Washington, DC 20002

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