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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.