An estimated 300 attendees from 44-states are taking part in the 2017 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Annual Washington Briefing being held this week at the Washington Court Hotel, near the U.S. Capitol Building. The conference is focused on new leadership in Washington, from the Trump administration to key members of Congress who will decide if and when new legislation will be drafted to boost investment and streamline the delivery of transportation projects; two of AASHTO’s legislative priorities. Today Sen. Deb Fischer, (R-Neb.) who serves on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security delivered a luncheon keynote address. This video contains the Senator’s speech in its entirety.