Foxx to Give Address at July 21 National Press Club Luncheon

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will give a speech about the Highway Trust Fund and the need to increase transportation infrastructure funding at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on July 21.

In the midst of last-minute congressional efforts to avoid a shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund, Foxx will speak about the need for long-term transportation investment, arguing that the ongoing lack of certainty and stability poses an even greater threat to the country's ability to grow.

Foxx is a former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, who became transportation secretary last year.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.  Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for National Press Club members and $36 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org.  Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @NPCLunch on Twitter. Or email a question in advance, type FOXX in the subject line and send to president@press.org before 8 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at press.org.

For More Information:
Melinda Cooke: 202-662-7516 or mcooke@press.org

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