CAWP Holds Reception for House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Member
CAWP held a reception for Congressman Jason Altmire on Monday, June 20. Congressman Altmire is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represents all or parts of six counties in western Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (Subcommittees - Highways and Transit, Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, and Aviation), and the Small Business Committee.
Besides being a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a strong advocate for the immediate passage of highway reauthorization, Congressman Altmire has a strong voting record with CAWP and AGC. He is also a co-sponsor of a House Bill that would repeal the three percent tax withholding requirement set to go into effect in 2013, which would require federal, state, and local governments to withhold 3 percent from each and every payment to contractors for goods and services.
At the reception, Congressman Altmire discussed several important topics such as the highway reauthorization bill, the 3 percent withholding tax and the climate in Washington as Republicans and Democrats negotiate to try and find $2 trillion in spending cuts as part of a deal to increase the debt ceiling. He also spoke about Pennsylvania's plans to redraw its congressional districts, which will result in the loss of one seat in the United States House of Representatives, thereby reducing the Commonwealth's total House members from 19 to 18, in the 2012 election.
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