Washington, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement tonight regarding the delayed vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
"Once again, the House has failed to take up and approve the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Instead, the American people are left with another short term extension that will slow down much needed investments in transportation infrastructure at a time when China is racing ahead and the World Economic Forum ranks America’s infrastructure 13th in the world.
"Seventy percent of Americans support the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and it deserves a standalone vote on its merits. It is past time for both political parties to put aside their partisan differences and approve a bill that will provide economic growth and improve the quality of life of all Americans.
"Failure to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means:
NO to broadband access for 14 million Americans;
NO to clean drinking water for 10 million families;
NO to a modern electric grid;
NO to safe highways and bridges; and
NO to the largest ever investment in addressing climate change.
"The Chamber continues to urge the House to finish the job and approve the bipartisan infrastructure bill now."