Senate Panel to Meet for Infrastructure Discussion June 4

Senators on the committee responsible for highway policy are scheduled to meet June 4 to review infrastructure concerns with the mayor of Louisville, Ky., and other stakeholders.

Mayor Greg Fischer, incoming president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will be joined at the Environment and Public Works Committee by Steve McGough, chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ leadership, as well as the road builders association, repeatedly have called for the approval of comprehensive infrastructure funding legislation at the federal level. Fischer’s appearance before the panel occurs at a time when Louisville and other metropolitan areas experience various forms of demonstrations. Holtz-Eakin is the former director of the Congressional Budget Office.