S.C. lawmakers to discuss nation's infrastructure March 31


Courtesy of scchamber.net

The state's congressional delegation will discuss the nation's current infrastructure woes at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Washington Night event on March 31.

The event comes weeks after the chamber joined 41 other state chambers in calling upon Congress to make investing in America's infrastructure a top priority. 

In a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, the chambers reminded the lawmakers that one of America’s greatest strengths is its transportation infrastructure, which is deteriorating due to age and financial neglect.

As Washington is faced with reauthorizing a surface transportation bill passed in 2012 and solving a deficit in the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the chambers encouraged lawmakers to pass legislation to provide long-term funding for infrastructure improvements instead of trying to piece together superficial, short-term solutions. 

Washington Night starts at 4 p.m. at the Marriott Columbia, 1200 Hampton St.

Cost is $95 for chamber members and $125 for nonmembers. 

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