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

Above the FoldAug 05, 2021 - 3:45pm
Bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act

The Biggest Winner in the Senate’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal May Be Our Climate

We need the bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act to help address climate change.

Letters to CongressAug 05, 2021 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This Coalition letter was sent by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to the Members of the United States Senate supporting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Letters to CongressAug 02, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the “Driving for Opportunity Act of 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress on S. 998 / H.R. 2453, the “Driving for Opportunity Act of 2021.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard and is part of the Equality of Opportunity Initiative.

Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 5:15pm

Coalition Letter on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the bipartisan infrastructure proposal.

Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on a Cloture Vote for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

Press ReleaseJul 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to Jack Howard, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Press ReleaseJul 21, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Urges Republicans and Democrats to Complete Infrastructure Legislation, Commends Hard Work of Bipartisan Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to the Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Transportation and HUD Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations legislation.

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2021 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the FY22 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Appropriations legislation.