ATA calls on Congress to find the courage for compromise

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after Senate Republicans released their five-year infrastructure proposal:

“Legislating takes compromise, and it’s encouraging to see Republicans, led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito, present their proposal for addressing our nation’s pressing infrastructure needs.

“This proposal is a good start and more in line with the investment in last year’s House transportation bill led by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio. The trucking industry, along with all Americans who utilize our roads and bridges, knows the time for infrastructure investment is overdue. We need more members of Congress willing to work together on critical priorities, and we cheer the efforts by the President and the Republicans and Democrats in Congress who are brave enough to try and find a consensus.”