ARLINGTON, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representative's resoundingly bipartisan approval today of H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014:
"NACD praises House leadership, bill sponsor Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), and cosponsor Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) for making our nation's federal highway program a top priority. Without urgent action, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) will be bankrupt in a matter of weeks.
"While this bill would fund the HTF through May 2015, a more permanent solution is needed to ensure its long-term solvency and provide certainty to the many industries that rely on a robust surface transportation network to deliver their products around the country. NACD now urges the Senate to pass similar legislation swiftly to ensure continued investment in building and maintaining our nation's highway infrastructure."
NACD and its nearly 430 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain, delivering products every eight seconds to over 750,000 end users. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For more information, visit www.NACD.com.
Contact: Matthew McKinney
SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)