Key House Committee Chairman To Speak On Critical Water Infrastructure Bill
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs of Ohio will Address the North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington
Washington, D.C. – Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs of Ohio will address the 5th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. this week.
Last week Gibbs was instrumental in passing a bipartisan water resources infrastructure bill in the House by a margin of 417 to 3. The bill, titled the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop, maintain and support the Nation’s vital port and waterways infrastructure needs.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Thomas Bostick will be participating in the event.
The 5th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. from Oct. 29 to 31. The forum will present the top 100 infrastructure projects required for bringing the region back to growth and job-producing competitiveness.
“Chairman Gibbs is a national leader who fully understands the stakes involved in maintaining and strengthening our nation’s $8 trillion in infrastructure,” CG/LA President and CEO Norman F. Anderson said. “Ensuring accessible and navigable ports and waterways is a bipartisan issue, and Chairman Gibbs led the effort in passing a bill – overwhelmingly supported by both Republicans and Democrats in the House – that will increase our economic security and global competitiveness.”
SOURCE: CG/LA Infrastructure