WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement on the upcoming release of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan:
“For years, plenty of people have been willing to talk about modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, but few have been willing to take action. We applaud the Trump administration for laying out its vision for moving ahead on this critical issue.
“A few weeks ago, we turned up the volume on the infrastructure conversation by offering up a few ideas of our own, and it’s encouraging to see that this administration shares our commitment to tackling this challenge in a meaningful way – and soon. This will be no small undertaking. America’s infrastructure needs are significant and there’s a lot of work ahead, but now is the time to get to it.
“We look forward to working with the administration, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, and stakeholders across industries and communities to rebuild America’s infrastructure to support a modern, growing economy.”
The U.S. Chamber has outlined a four-point plan for infrastructure modernization and investment, which includes:
- Increasing the federal fuel user fee by 25 cents
- Implementing a multi-faceted approach for leveraging more public and private resources
- Streamlining the permitting process at the federal, state, and local level
- Expanding the American workforce through work-based learning and immigration reform
More details on the U.S. Chamber’s infrastructure plan are available here.