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ADVISORY: T&I Republicans to Hold Roundtable on Inflation Crisis Impacts on Infrastructure

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2022 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R- MO) and Committee Republicans will hold a roundtable on Thursday with key industry stakeholders to discuss the inflation crisis’ impacts on the Nation’s infrastructure. 

“Inflation is hitting the pocketbook of every American, and it’s hitting the transportation and construction industries particularly hard,” said Ranking Member Sam Graves.  “As a result, inflation is eroding the value of the infrastructure law’s funding and causing states to delay or cancel projects.  What’s worse, the President’s policies continue to fuel inflation and supply chain issues and create more red tape for infrastructure and energy projects.  Committee Republicans are eager to hear from stakeholders about the challenges they face as inflation remains at historic levels, as infrastructure dollars decline in value, and as projects become more and more difficult to carry out.”

Event Details:

  • T&I Committee Republican Roundtable on Inflation’s Impact on Infrastructure
  • Date & Time – 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Location – 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
  • This event will also be livestreamed on the T&I Republicans’ website.
  • Note for media: reporters are welcome to attend in person and are requested to RSVP to

    Roundtable Participants:

  • Karen Hubacz, President of Bond Construction Corporation and Chair of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association
  • Harold Sumerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines and Chairman of the American Trucking Associations
  • George Palko, President and CEO of the Great Lakes Construction Company and member of Associated General Contractors of America
  • Robyn M. Boerstling, Vice President, Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • Shawn Talmedge, State Coordinator of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Councilman Luke Waddell, City of Wilmington, North Carolina

    More information about the roundtable will be posted here as it becomes available.