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.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.