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Commissioner Robert G. Loughery to Participate in June 8 White House Infrastructure Summit

June 7, 2017

On Thursday, June 8, Bucks County Commissioner Vice Chairman Robert G. Loughery will join President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, members of their cabinet and staff and a bipartisan group of approximately 30 governors, mayors and county officials from around the nation for a White House Infrastructure Summit.

Commissioner Loughery 2015The event is part of the White House Infrastructure Week working with state and local leaders to assess and improve the United States’ infrastructure. Approximately 16 percent of the country’s infrastructure funding comes from the Federal government with the remainder split between state, local and private sector entities. During the event, Commissioner Loughery with participate in a lunch with Vice President Pence, a pair of working sessions and a roundtable discussion with President Trump in the White House State Room.

“I am excited to take part in this event on behalf of the residents of Bucks County and our region,” Commissioner Loughery said. “I have spoken to multiple local sources and asked for their input in order to address our concerns in Washington. These issues include the I-95 corridor, our bridges, our mass transit system and other areas where Federal funding is critical. I am particularly interested in the permitting process and how we can remedy some of the delays we have experienced at the County level.”

Cabinet secretaries and senior White House staff will lead the working sessions and will explore the topics of rural infrastructure, permitting reform and expediting infrastructure, transformative projects, water infrastructure transportation infrastructure and energy infrastructure.