McCrory to present backing of governors for highway money

Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials hold a briefing in the state Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. McCrory directed the State Highway Patrol and almost 50 National Guard teams in Humvees statewide to search out and recover trapped drivers and help anyone seen walking after Wednesday's storm system brought traffic to a virtual standstill in the Research Triangle area. (AP Photo/News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Congress is talking about taxes, road building and efficient transportation and wants to hear from North Carolina’s governor.

The U.S. House Transportation Committee holds a hearing Tuesday and has invited Gov. Pat McCrory.

McCrory is representing the views of the National Governors Association. He’s on the NGA’s executive committee. Testifying with him is the mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the director of Wyoming’s Department of Transportation.

Congress is considering the country’s surface transportation needs before its authorization for the federal Highway Trust Fund expires in May.

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