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Senate Committee to Hold Infrastructure Modernization Hearing

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has announced that secretaries of five U.S. federal departments will participate in a congressional hearing about infrastructure modernization efforts.

Thune’s office said Monday leaders at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Labor and Transportation are scheduled to testify Wednesday at the meeting, themed “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives.”

The committee will live-stream the hearing on its website.

“Testimony from these five cabinet secretaries will support a comprehensive public discussion with senators about the White House proposal for aligning federal resources with local infrastructure needs and helping complete projects faster,” said Thune.

He and fellow Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and Thune have expressed intent to jointly draft a bill to modernize  the country’s transportation and communication networks.

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