Delaney Named One of 50 “World’s Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine

Mar 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has been named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune. Congressman Delaney was the only member of the House of Representatives to make the list, which highlights those who “excel at leading effectively in today’s environment.” According to Fortune, the leaders on their list – which includes Pope Francis, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and Melinda Gates – acknowledge reality and offer hope, bring followers physically together and build bridges. Since first taking office in 2013, Congressman Delaney has been recognized for his innovative solution to the nation’s infrastructure crisis and broken tax code: using revenues from international tax reform to rebuild roads and bridges at home.

Congressman Delaney comes in at 13 on the Fortune Greatest Leaders list. Fortune writes:

“Being a House Democrat in a government Republicans dominate entirely sounds like a recipe for irrelevance. But one of the new administration’s signature issues, rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, is a problem Delaney has focused on since he arrived in Congress four years ago. Delaney is pushing a business-friendly solution: He wants to tap proceeds from repatriated foreign profits to seed public-­private partnerships that will take on new projects. That may be the best option for unleashing major spending without blowing a hole in the federal deficit.”

This week, Congressman Delaney re-introduced the Partnership to Build America Act and the Infrastructure 2.0 Act with bipartisan support. Delaney has advocated for this framework for the last four years, drawing support from over 40 Republican and 40 Democratic cosponsors in the House and Senate since 2013. Delaney’s framework was also included in President Obama’s budget. President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly stated his support for new infrastructure and for international tax reform.