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Moving America's Infrastructure Forward, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure of the Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, February 27, 2020   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the February 27, 2020 hearing "Moving America's Infrastructure Forward," held before the House Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure of the Committee on Small Business. From the opening statement of Jared Golden: "Whether it is the roads, rails, bridges that we use to transport our goods, the utility systems that power our factories, or the telecommunications networks that connect consumers to businesses, maintaining America's infrastructure is fundamental to a robust economy and to the Nation's competitiveness. Historically, America's infrastructure network has fostered strong economies and allowed us to be both competitive and efficient. However, by many measures, we are failing to keep up with the growing demands of our modern society. Across the U.S., years of underinvestment in our infrastructure has resulted in crumbling roads, bridges in need of repair, rolling blackouts, and communities that lack access to high-speed Internet. Failure to invest in our infrastructure has serious economic consequences. [...] [I]t is my hope that today's hearing can help identify how investments in infrastructure, especially in surface transportation, clean energy, and rural broadband, will benefit small businesses and the economy overall." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lynn Frazier, Lisa Jacobson, Michael Saperstein, and Todd Rothe.

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Small Business Committee Document No. 116-074
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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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