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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.

 

 

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 60 years since the Interstate Highway System was developed. https://t.co/euKfOO1oED

07/22/2016

Not just @ChamberMoves saying this.... https://t.co/b26yZDN7mO

07/20/2016

Our GOP Convention Playlist: Rocking the Issues in Cleveland | Transportation https://t.co/iJJ2TGTOmw

07/19/2016

Our Position

Falling Behind

America’s infrastructure is ranked 12th in the world, behind countries like Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE: World Economic Forum

The Chamber believes that allowing our nation’s infrastructure to continue to deteriorate is not an option. It will cost jobs, stunt economic growth, reduce safety, and put us further behind our global competitors.
 
The Chamber has a commonsense agenda to ensure we are making adequate investments that maintain and improve our system, that money is spent wisely and on the most essential projects, and that unites the interests of Republicans and Democrats and all stakeholders, from business to labor to safety groups.

Our priorities include:

  • Finding a secure, sustainable solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund so projects can be planned in advance and completed efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Ensuring full funding for our aviation and water systems.
  • Eliminating wasteful, pork barrel spending and focusing limited resources on projects that will deliver the most bang for the buck.
  • Implementing reforms to the permitting process to reduce costly delays and get projects off the ground more quickly.
  • Leveraging up to $250 billion in private investment capital to supplement current infrastructure funding sources.

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Infrastructure is a key component of the U.S. Chamber's Jobs, Growth, and Opportunity Agenda - an ambitious plan to generate stronger, more robust economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans.

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Report

This report highlights the findings of a recent report on the Economic Outlook of East African​ Community and includes practical and achievable solutions that can help further develop trade and further develop infrastructure.

1 day 16 hours ago
Letter

This letter regarding the FY17 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

1 month 1 week ago