Daniels to speak before Congress on national infrastructure challenges

June 24, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue President Mitch Daniels will testify on Thursday (June 25) before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, emphasizing the need for quicker and more cost-effective approaches to infrastructure improvement projects. He is expected to tout the benefits of public-private partnerships and regulatory efficiency when approving and completing such projects.

He will be joined by Shailen Bhatt, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation; David Narefsky, a partner and co-leader for the Infrastructure Practice Group; and Baruch Feigenbaum, assistant director of transportation policy for the Reason Foundation.


WHO:            Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University President

                     Shailen P. Bhatt, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation

                     David Narefsky, Partner, Co-Leader, Infrastructure Practice Group

                     Baruch Feigenbaum, Assistant Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation                      

WHAT:           Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance 

WHEN:           Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. ET 

WHERE:         215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

                     Washington, D.C. 

Testimony during the hearing will be streamed live at http://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=571670eb-5056-a032-52b2-d8407a6f4374

Media wishing to speak to President Daniels during the Washington, D.C., trip should contact Debbie Hohlt (debbie@hohlt.com, 202-445-8999).


Writer: Charlie Henry, 765-496-2644, cghenry@purdue.edu

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