The BUILD Act canít sit on the sidelines ó its economic implications are just too great. Every day, in every town, vacant lots and abandoned buildings are waiting to be rebuilt. It might be easy for something like the BUILD Act to get lost in the Washington shuffle, but members of Congress owe it to the American people to take action now.
Geoff Anderson is president and CEO of Smart Growth America.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.