Press Release

Republican Members of Congress Call for Rebuilding Public Schools

[Washington, D.C.] May 16, 2018 – As the nation celebrates Infrastructure Week, U.S. Representative David Joyce (R-OH) sent a letter to President Trump today “in support of recognizing our nation’s public schools as critical infrastructure with critical needs.” The letter was signed by 15 Republican Members of Congress. 

“Any infrastructure package should include a significant investment in our nation’s schools,” said James Boland, President of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC). “Students should have the right to attend schools that are conducive to learning. Representative Joyce’s letter shows that there is broad bipartisan support for federal investment in our school infrastructure, we thank him for his leadership on this issue.”

In January, Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) and over 150 House Democrats sent the President a letter urging the President to invest in public school infrastructure. A similar bipartisan letter was sent by Senator Reed (D-RI) and Senator Murkowski (R-AK) and 23 other Senators. Here are the House letter and the Senate letter to President Trump.

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents roughly 75,000 skilled masonry-trowel trades craftworkers in the United States and Canada, including bricklayers, tile setters, cement masons, plasterers, stone masons, marble masons, restoration workers, PCC and finishers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers.