The Highway Trust Fund could run out of money before year's end, and Peter Rogoff, the acting undersecretary for policy at the Department of Transportation, warned lawmakers that a shortfall could delay reimbursements for infrastructure work carried out by states, and noted that "hundreds of thousands of jobs across the nation could be at risk." Stephen Sandherr, co-chair of the Transportation Construction Coalition and CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America said, "[i]nvesting in roads and bridges not only makes our broader economy more efficient and vibrant, it puts a lot of men and women to work in every part of the country."

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