JEC Hearing on the Impact of Infrastructure on the Manufacturing Sector

Nov 16 2011 2:00 PM

Washington, D.C. - The Joint Economic Committee, Chaired by Senator Bob Casey, will hold a hearing entitled, “Manufacturing in the USA:  Paving the Road to Job Creation,” on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.
The hearing will look at the potential positive impact of infrastructure investment on job creation, particularly in the manufacturing sector, and will consider a variety of proposals to enhance and improve the current transportation system. At this hearing, the Committee will examine the interplay between an effective transportation infrastructure and economic growth. Transportation infrastructure is especially important to the manufacturing sector, which relies on various modes of transportation to obtain raw materials and to transport end products to the marketplace.         
WHAT:  Hearing on “Manufacturing in the USA:  Paving the Road to Job Creation”
WHO:    Mr. Andrew Herrmann, President
               American Society of Civil Engineers
               Washington, DC

              Dr. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow
              Mercatus Center at George Mason University
              Arlington, Virginia

              Mr. Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies
              Cato Institute
              Washington, DC
               Mr. Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
               Brookings Institution
               Washington, DC               

2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Chairman Bob Casey presiding.


***Individuals with disabiliities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-5171 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.***
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