Infrastructure

Investing in America’s infrastructure is critical to our economic recovery, prosperity and quality of life. The longer our elected leaders wait to pass legislation, the more our roads, bridges, and highways will deteriorate.

Infrastructure is not a partisan issue – it’s an American priority.

Progress is being made on Capitol Hill, with the Senate passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on a bipartisan basis. 

This much-needed infrastructure legislation will create millions of jobs, improve global competitiveness, and add trillions of dollars in economic growth through investment in roads, bridges, ports, airports, transit, rail, water and energy infrastructure, access to broadband, and more. 

The House now needs to pass this bipartisan legislation so it can be signed into law without delay.

See what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide your state for highway programs, bridge replacement and repairs, public transportation, broadband, and more.

Tell Congress to pass the bill

 

 

Recent Chamber Actions Supporting Passage of Infrastructure Legislation:

  • January 2021: Launched Build by the Fourth of July initiative with over 300 national and local organizations
  • February 2021: Launched Brent Spence Bridge campaign with state and local chambers
  • February 2021: Hosted Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) during our inaugural Common Grounds event series to discuss bipartisan solutions to infrastructure investment
  • June 2021: Joined Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers leaders in a joint statement urging Congress and the Administration to continue bipartisan negotiations
  • July 2021: Launched and led the Coalition for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment, consisting of over 100 business, labor and public policy organizations 

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

Press ReleaseOct 04, 2021 - 10:45pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Opposes Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Axios story earlier this evening incorrectly stated the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s position on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Press ReleaseOct 01, 2021 - 7:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Failure to Vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill:

Letters to CongressSep 30, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 3684, "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 3684, the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act."

Sep 29, 2021 - 10:00am
Workers repairing a road in New York City.

What’s at Stake if the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Fails

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will rebuild America and turbocharge economic growth. 

Above the FoldSep 22, 2021 - 1:00pm
Contractors work on a highway ramp under construction in Alexandria, VA.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why We Need to Act Now To Rebuild America

The House of Representatives has the opportunity to champion legislation that will help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure.

ReportSep 22, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index – Q3 2021

The 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.

Above the FoldSep 22, 2021 - 9:00am
CCI Q3

New Report Finds Construction Contractors Struggling to Find Workers, Materials

The Q3 2021 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index found that commercial construction contractors are seeing a slowdown.

Press ReleaseSep 22, 2021 - 7:45am

Commercial Construction Contractors Struggle to Find Workers, Materials As Recovery Stalls

92% report difficulty finding workers; of those, 42% have turned down work because of it 

Above the FoldSep 21, 2021 - 3:30pm
Water infrastructure

Let’s Not Miss This Unprecedented Opportunity to Modernize our Water Infrastructure

Across our nation and around the world, water is essential for life. Public health, energy, food, and economic growth all rely on sustainable supplies of clean water.