WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump established the new Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure Wednesday, to advance American infrastructure projects.
“It shall be the policy of the executive branch to advance infrastructure projects that create high-quality jobs for American workers, enhance productivity, improve quality of life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic growth,” reads section one of the President’s declaration of the new council.
The council will operate under the Department of Commerce. President Trump will appoint up to 15 members to the council. These members will be chosen by the President. They will be chosen from the public, according to the declaration:
with relevant experience or subject-matter expertise to represent the interests of the following infrastructure sectors: real estate, finance, construction, communications and technology, transportation and logistics, labor, environmental policy, regional and local economic development and other sectors determined by the President to be of value to the Council.