Speech to Focus on Infrastructure Investment, Re-Authorization of Surface Transportation Bill

June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm HST

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 28, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting.  The Chairman will speak about his continued commitment to finding a bipartisan solution to infrastructure investment and talk with mayors about how to engage the federal government in addressing the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.

Chairman DeFazio will speak during the opening Plenary luncheon, which begins at 2:15 pm HST.  His speech will be live streamed here.

For the first time since 1963, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold its Annual Meeting in Honolulu (HI).  Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and host Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, more than 200 mayors from across the country will come together to discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities. They will also consider and adopt policy resolutions that guide the advocacy agenda of the organization. The Meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, will run through Monday, July 1, 2019.

A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available here.  Members of the media are encouraged to register in advance.  All business/day-time sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated.  All evening events are closed to the press. On-site registration will be available with current press credentials.

All plenary sessions will be livestreamed here.

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Chairman Peter DeFazio to Address the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting    


Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm HST


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