APA Policy Breakfast

New Approaches to Investing in Our Infrastructure

Featured Speaker

John DelaneyRep. John Delaney (D-Md.)

House Committee on Financial Services

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
8–9:00 a.m. (networking breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.)

American Planning Association
1030 15th St., NW, Suite 750 West
Washington, DC 20005

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Please join the American Planning Association for a policy breakfast featuring Rep. John Delaney discussing efforts on Capitol Hill to find new solutions to funding investment in the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Congressman Delaney is leading champion on Capitol Hill for finding innovative, bipartisan solutions for addressing our infrastructure investment challenges.  He has introduced new legislation — the Partnership to Build America Act (H.R. 2084) — that would create a new American Infrastructure Fund to finance transportation, water, energy, communications, and education infrastructure. The fund would provide loans and loan guarantees to states and local governments using tax incentives for repatriated corporate earnings and public-private partnerships.

The measure has attracted support on both sides of the aisle and comes at a particularly timely moment with the nation dealing with bridge collapses and failing grades for our infrastructure.  Infrastructure issues may play a prominent role in Congress in the weeks ahead with consideration of annual appropriations bills, the ongoing tax reform debate and the already looming challenges of reauthorizing critical infrastructure programs. Rep. Delaney will discuss his proposal and the broader debate in Congress on infrastructure funding and its connection tax reform.

Join APA for this important conversation about how we pay for the infrastructure we need and use federal policy to build stronger and more resilient communities.  APA hosts quarterly policy breakfasts featuring leading experts, policymakers and thought leaders talking about the key issues affecting planning and community development. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to govtaffairs@planning.org if you plan to attend.