President Trump will follow through on his pledge to invest in U.S. infrastructure, one of his top Capitol Hill allies told AEM members in Washington this week.

Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District spoke at AEM's Government and Public Affairs Committee luncheon on Tuesday about legislative issues facing Congress during the March Board meetings in Washington, D.C.

Barletta, a top lawmaker on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who was on the short list to become the president's Secretary of Transportation, said he would use his perch to work to advance the president's infrastructure priority.

"He's not going to forget about this," Barletta said of Trump's infrastructure pledge. "I told him that I would commit myself to helping him get his $1 trillion infrastructure bill off the ground."

Before coming to Congress, Barletta started and grew an asphalt and paving contracting business in central Pennsylvania. He spoke to AEM members during the luncheon about the political environment, as well as his deep roots in the road construction industry.