January 29, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – Michael Ireland, Portland Cement Association (PCA) President and CEO, released a statement in response to House Democrats proposed $760 billion infrastructure plan.
"The Portland Cement Association thanks Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats for recognizing the urgent need to significantly increase investment in our nation's infrastructure.
In particular, we commend House Democrats for recognizing the critical role of cement and concrete and its potential to be a climate-friendly building material that will help achieve the goal of lowering carbon emissions.
Increasing investment in roads, bridges, runways, transit systems and water facilities while responsibly dealing with climate change and building more resilient infrastructure should be supported by Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
As such we encourage the House and the Senate to work in a bipartisan manner to provide significant new investments in our nation's infrastructure while responsibly dealing with our changing climate."
Learn more about how cement and concrete provide the sustainable, resilient foundation for rebuilding America’s infrastructure at www.cement.org/infrastructure.
For more information please contact PCA Vice President, Government Affairs Sean O'Neill.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 91 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.