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ADVISORY: Rendell and Rattner Join CAP’s Podesta to Discuss Increasing Infrastructure Repair
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Rendell and Rattner Join CAP’s Podesta to Discuss Increasing Infrastructure Repair

Press Contacts

  • Katie Peters

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, February 16, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and former Obama administration Auto Czar Steve Rattner will join CAP’s Chair and Counselor John Podesta for a discussion on the short-term options for increasing the pace of infrastructure repair.

Antitax hardliners and bipartisan efforts to curb the budget deficit are making it very difficult to increase federal investments in infrastructure. The recently passed Federal Aviation Bill failed to invest at needed levels. Both the House and Senate are now moving surface transportation legislation. The House bill puts transit and rail funding at risk, and the Senate bill maintains the current level of federal investment. Neither bill is sufficient to bring our surface transportation systems up to world-class standards. At the event Rendell, Rattner, and Podesta will share their observations about the long-term reforms needed to return America’s infrastructure to world-class standards.

WHO:

Featured panelists:
Gov. Ed Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania
Steve Rattner
, Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC; Former Obama administration Auto Czar

Moderated by:
John Podesta, Chair and Counselor, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

February 16, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005

Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

RSVP for this event
For more information contact Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6285

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