Modern, updated and well- funded infrastructure is critical to manufacturing success in the United States and tonight the Senate took a proactive step on the Federal Aviation Act Reauthorization. In a bipartisan 95-3 vote, leaders in the Senate signaled to manufacturers that they are serious about addressing critical infrastructure needs. Manufacturers’ competitiveness hinges on their ability to access infrastructure and delays, uncertainty caused by the constant cycle of short-term reauthorizations on key issues like the FAA, our national highways system and our inland water ways disadvantage our jobs creators. The NAM key voted the legislation.
“The NAM supports transportation policies that invest in infrastructure and related systems to ensure U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. Manufacturers rely on the nation’s air transportation system to help support business competitiveness, efficiency and growth. Stable and reliable funding is critical to ensure continued investment in airports, runways and the health of the entire aviation system,” said Aric Newhouse, NAM Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations in the letter.