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

Above the FoldSep 20, 2021 - 4:00pm
Cranes at the Port of Miami.

How 7 States Will Benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Here’s a closer look at some of the lesser-known benefits.

Letters to CongressSep 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on Western Water Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives on Western water provisions of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Above the FoldAug 30, 2021 - 10:00am
A male steel worker working high up on a girder. He is sitting on the girder, wearing a safety harness, welding to secure the girder to a column.

10 Reasons Why the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Benefits All Americans

Here are the top 10 ways the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would benefit all Americas.

Press ReleaseAug 24, 2021 - 5:45pm

U.S. Chamber Vows to Defeat Reconciliation, Hails Voting Deadline for Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark issued the following statement after the House voted to adopt the rule that would “deem and pass” the Senate budget resolution while allowing consideration of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Press ReleaseAug 10, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate for Passing Infrastructure Legislation, Urges House to Continue Bipartisan Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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.