Bucks County Commissioners Vice Chairman Robert G. Loughery will join President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday for a White House Infrastructure Summit.
The event, which is part of the White House Infrastructure Week, will bring together both state and local leaders to assess and improve the infrastructure throughout the country. According to a press release, approximately 16 percent of the country’s infrastructure funding comes from the federal government with the remainder split between local and private sector entities.
Loughrey is expected to have lunch with Pence, as well as take part in working sessions and a round-table discussion with Trump in the White House State Room.
“I am excited to take part in this event on behalf of the residents of Bucks County and our region,” Commissioner Loughery said. “I have spoken to multiple local sources and asked for their input in order to address our concerns in Washington. These issues include the I-95 corridor, our bridges, our mass transit system and other areas where federal funding is critical. I am particularly interested in the permitting process and how we can remedy some of the delays we have experienced at the county level.”
Cabinet secretaries and senior White House staff will lead the working sessions and are expected to explore the topics of rural infrastructure, permitting reform and expediting infrastructure, transformative projects, water infrastructure, transportation infrastructure and energy infrastructure.
Loughrey, a Republican, spoke at local campaign events for Pence and Trump last year.