July 30, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Transportation and Infrastructure Ed Mortimer released the following statement today after the Senate EPW Committee passed America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019.

“The U.S. Chamber applauds Senator Barrasso and Senator Carper for taking an important first step to modernize America’s infrastructure by passing the largest highway investment authorization in history. This five-year, $287 billion legislation is a twenty-five percent increase over current funding levels, and will also importantly create a new bridge program to address the structurally deficient bridges in America. This is a great first step to keep Americans safe by modernizing our nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, and we look forward to continuing to work with Congress to get a long-term infrastructure bill enacted into law.”