AEM initiative promotes construction industry to head to Washington to support new federal highway bill

AEM is providing money towards travel expenses to members of the construction industry to attend a "fly-in" in Washington D.C. to support a new highway bill.

Through I Make America, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is launching a new initiative to encourage its members and the hardworking men and women of America’s construction industry to fly-in to Washington D.C. and support a new federal highway bill. 
Individuals who attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 may be eligible to receive $500 for travel expenses to attend an industry associated “fly-in” in Washington D.C. and meet with federal lawmakers and regulators to advocate for funding of highways, roads and bridges. For those individuals who do not claim their reimbursement, AEM will contribute $500 on their behalf to benefit wounded warriors. 
“The U.S. infrastructure system ranks only 23rd globally and we are rapidly falling behind,” AEM President Dennis Slater says. “As the federal highway bill is set to expire at the end of September, AEM understands the importance of making sure Congress hears from the construction industry and those directly impacted by their failure to act. By partnering with industry representatives, we can make a difference to improve our infrastructure and create better highways for America.”
In order to be eligible for the $500 credit, each individual must:

  • Participate in one of three “fly-ins” to Washington D.C.: June 10 to 11 TCC Fly-In, June 11 – Rally for Roads or September 9 to 10 – The Material Group Fly-In
  • Have attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
  • Did not register for the 2013 TCC Fly-In, 2012 Rally for Roads, 2013 NAPA or NSSGA Fly-In
  • Report back on their experience on the Hill

Visit the I Make America website to register and get more information.