House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders James
Oberstar (D-MN) and John L. Mica (R-FL) have agreed to conduct a Congressional
hearing to review pending and delayed infrastructure projects that can be
expedited to boost the lagging economy.
“Transportation is the backbone of our nation’s economic
engine,” said Mica. “Improving infrastructure will help jumpstart the troubled
economy and create thousands of jobs in Florida
and across the United States.”
The Committee will receive testimony from numerous industry
experts and public officials on the need for greater infrastructure investment
and the role that investment can play in leading the country out of its
The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on October 29, 2008
in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building,
Washington, D.C. A live Webcast
of the hearing will be available at http://republicans.transportation.house.gov/.