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 27, 2020 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 7575, "Water Resources Development Act of 2020"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 7575, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2020."

Letters to CongressJul 23, 2020 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on Amendment 72 to H.R. 7608

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing Amendment 72 to H.R. 7608, the "Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act." This Amendment would block implementation of reforms to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.

Letters to CongressJul 22, 2020 - 4:15pm

Coalition Letter on Amendment 72 to H.R. 7608

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing Amendment 72 to H.R. 7608, the "Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act." This Amendment would block implementation of reforms to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.

Letters to CongressJul 16, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the President of the United States Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Above the FoldJul 15, 2020 - 5:15pm
NEPA

Quick Take: Your Primer on NEPA Updates

Everything you need to know about the White House's updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Press ReleaseJul 15, 2020 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue Applauds NEPA Updates

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue issued the following statement today applauding updates from the White House Council on Environmental Quality that modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a vital federal environmental law that has not seen major updates since it was adopted in 1970:

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
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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.