NABTU Statement on 2019 State of the Union

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2019 – Today, Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“In his State of the Union Address last night, President Trump rightly addressed the urgency to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. For far too long, we as a nation have significantly underinvested in our infrastructure to the detriment of health and safety, job creation, and competitiveness.

“With President Trump’s most recent statement of support for robust infrastructure investment coupled with Speaker Pelosi and members of Congress in both parties being committed to moving an aggressive infrastructure agenda, they demonstrate that infrastructure is not a partisan issue or political issue, but an American issue with broad support, and a policy we should advance to strengthen us globally.

“Americans want action and have waited too long for both sides to act. We look forward to working with all interested parties to ensure this important vision becomes a reality during the 116th Congress.”