The Chief Executive Officer for The Associated General Contractors Association said he would seek restoration of education construction funding after the passage of Senate stimulus legislation on Tuesday.
CEO Stephen Sandherr said the nearly one million
construction workers who have lost their jobs across the country have a renewed
chance of success with the passage of Senate stimulus legislation.
“The construction investments in this legislation will help
save or create hundreds of thousands of jobs and give tens of thousands of
companies an opportunity to survive these tough economic conditions while
building a strong foundation for future economic growth,” Sandherr said. “There
is still more work to be done, however. Over the coming days the 33,000
member companies of the Associated General Contractors of America and
their employees will be working with the members of Congress and the
Administration to ensure restoration of $24 billion in needed school and
construction spending cut from the Senate version of the legislation.”
Sandherr said analysis shows that without these funds the
total number of jobs that would be created or saved by this bill will decline
by over 340,000.
“Countless children and thousands of laid off workers are
counting on Congress to restore this funding before final passage of this
essential economic legislation,” Sandherr said.
Outlook For Construction Workers Improves With Passage of Stimulus Legislation
February 10, 2009