The Portland Cement Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act, a multi-year federal highway bill.

With passage of this bill Congress moves one step closer to completing work on vital infrastructure legislation that will help spur economic growth across the country.  The bipartisan measure sets federal surface transportation policy for a six-year period, including critical reforms that will make our nation’s highways more modern and efficient, and authorizes approximately $40 billion annually for the Federal-Aid Highway Program.  

“As the backbone of the U.S. economy, infrastructure should always be a top priority for our federal government,” said James G. Toscas, president and CEO of Portland Cement Association. “Thanks go to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio for recognizing this and for their bipartisan leadership in passing this bill.”

Portland Cement Association has persistently advocated a robust highway bill to address our deteriorating roads and bridges and to provide America with the transportation system it needs and deserves.