AEM Applauds House Highway Bill Passage; Urges Swift Conference Committee Action

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Statement by AEM President Dennis Slater

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) applauds the House action to pass its highway bill and move to conference with the Senate. After many failed attempts, partisan politics were put aside and there was bipartisan support for this critical job-creating legislation.

Coupled with the Keystone XL pipeline approval, a final highway bill has the potential to jump start the construction industry across this country as we head into the construction season. Therefore, the timing of this legislation is critical.

AEM, on behalf of U.S. equipment manufacturers and the nearly 21,000 supporters of the I Make America campaign, urges the House and Senate to quickly name conferees, reconcile their differences on this job-creating legislation, and work together for swift agreement on a comprehensive, fully funded highway bill to send to President Obama.

About I Make America – http://www.imakeamerica.com
I Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 850+ member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at http://www.IMakeAmerica.com. View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at http://www.ADayinAmericanLife.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – http://www.aem.org
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China

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