Infrastructure

Most Americans agree that our roads, bridges, mass transit systems, air and sea ports, and water infrastructure are critical national assets that drive growth, jobs, safety, and global competitiveness.

What we can’t seem to agree on is how to pay for badly needed maintenance and repairs. It’s time to stop thinking about infrastructure as a problem, but as an opportunity for bipartisan agreement to invest wisely and carefully in our most critical needs, while eliminating wasteful spending.

Projects and Programs


Our Priorities

The Chamber is working to ensure the nation’s long-term economic growth and competitiveness by enacting an infrastructure modernization plan. 

Priorities

Roads, Bridges, and Transit
  • Enact changes to ensure that there is sufficient dedicated revenue to maintain the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. 
  • Enact a long-term infrastructure modernization bill.
  • Other Infrastructure Including Air, Sea, Rural Broadband, Energy, and Water 
  • Provide a toolkit of options for supplemental funding and financing of other critical infrastructure, including through public-private partnerships, dedicated user fees, and revolving loan programs.
Permitting and Regulatory Reform 
  • Continue to streamline the federal permitting process, including the use of concurrent reviews and time limits for agency decisions. 
  • Encourage similar permitting reforms at the state and local levels. 
  • Oppose efforts to reregulate transportation industries.
Infrastructure and Transportation Workforce 
  • Highlight workforce shortages in the infrastructure and transportation sectors and push for regulatory reforms and skills programs to address these shortages. 
  • The U.S. Chamber continues to promote and enact policies to ensure that U.S. capital markets are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressJul 13, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on FY21 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations.

Letters to CongressJun 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act

This letter was sent to members of the United States House of Representatives, on H.R. 2, the "Moving America Forward Act."

Press ReleaseJun 29, 2020 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Put Aside Partisan Actions and Pass Needed Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to the House of Representatives, stating it cannot support the partisan Moving America Forward Act, HR 2, and instead urge bipartisan solutions to address the nation’s urgent infrastructure needs. 

EventJun 24, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Construction in the Time of COVID-19 webinar event graphic

Construction in the Time of Covid-19

USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce invite you to join a live webinar addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry and the broader economy.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 10:45am
Steel workers in El Dorado National Forest, California

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After Covid-19

The Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index reveals a drop in contractors’ confidence and outlook for their industry amid COVID-19.

ReportJun 23, 2020 - 9:00am

USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2020 Q2

The USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry.

Press ReleaseJun 23, 2020 - 8:00am

Commercial Construction Index Drops Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, But Contractors Poised for Near-Term Recovery

Contractors Quickly Prioritized Worker Health and Safety, and 1 in 3 Plan to Hire More Workers in the Next 6 Months

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 5:00am
Rural broadband

COVID-19 Illustrates Why Congress Must Act Now on Broadband

Check out our recommendations for bridging the digital divide, which broadens as the pandemic continues.

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Colorado River in Austin, Texas

Advancing Environmentally Sustainable International Trade Amid COVID-19

Mohammad Abunayyan, chair of the B20 ESC Taskforce, breaks down the importance of environmentally sustainable trade in the wake of COVID-19.