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October 5, 2011

CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka
D: 202.525.3931
C: 202.556.1752
Email: schlapecka@ppionline.org

Sperling, Warner and DeLauro to Speak on Infrastructure and Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Progressive Policy Institute will host top leaders from the White House, Congress, private industry, labor, and the financial sector to discuss current issues in U.S. infrastructure policy on Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

White House economist Gene Sperling will explain the administration's proposals for new infrastructure investment and their potential impact on the economy. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) will describe their proposals to create a national infrastructure bank to improve infrastructure spending decisions and maintain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy, and private-sector leaders will explain how infrastructure projects will create jobs and mobilize private capital to boost economic growth and investment.


Thursday, October 6, 2011
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

902 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Investing in the Long-Term Growth and Competitiveness
Gene Sperling
Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy  
Interviewed by: Steven Pearlstein
Columnist, The Washington Post

A Call to Action: The Urgency of the U.S. Infrastructure Crisis
The Honorable Rosa DeLauro
U.S. Representative (D-Conn.)

Forging New Partnerships for Productive Capital Investment
Dan DiMicco
Chairman and CEO, Nucor Corporation
Daryl Dulaney
President and CEO, Siemens Industry, Inc.,
President, Infrastructure and Cities Sector North America
Edward M. Smith
CEO, Ullico Inc.

Rising to the Challenge: Boosting Smart Investments While Reducing Deficits
The Honorable Mark Warner
U.S. Senate (D-Va.)

The Road Forward For Infrastructure Financing
Jane Garvey
North American Chairman, Meridiam Infrastructure
Bryan Grote
Principal, Mercator Advisors LLC and former TIFIA program director
Tom Osborne
Head of Americas Infrastructure, UBS Investment Bank


The event is open to the press. All participants will be available to answer questions from the media. Media in attendance are required to register in advance of the event to Steven Chlapecka at 202.525.3931 or schlapecka@ppionline.org.

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The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent research institution founded in 1989 that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics in the 21st century. Through policy analysis and dialogue, PPI challenges the status quo and advocates for radical policy solutions.

For further questions, please contact Steven Chlapecka at schlapecka@ppionline.org, 202.525.3931 (office), 202.556.1752 (cell).

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