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.

Projects and Programs


Our Priorities

The Chamber is working to ensure the nation’s long-term economic growth and competitiveness by enacting an infrastructure modernization plan. 

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

EventJan 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Policy Power Hour - Day 2 (Thursday)

Policy Power Hour: Spotlight on Washington

Join us to explore the year ahead in Washington and some of the most important national policy issues affecting American businesses and workers, from infrastructure and immigration to education and workforce development.The 2021 State of American Business Series

EventJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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2021 State of American Business and Policy Power Hours

The event will explore how a united business community can rally a divided nation around a widespread economic recovery, restore good governance, and rebuild our economy for the future.

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Press ReleaseDec 10, 2020 - 9:00am

Less Availability of Building Materials Emerges as a Significant Pandemic Challenge for Contractors

71% of commercial construction contractors face at least one material shortage

ReportDec 10, 2020 - 9:00am
Commercial Construction Index - Q4 2020 - Cover

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2020 Q4

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry.

Letters to CongressDec 07, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Water Resources Development Act of 2020

This Hill letter was sent to Congressional leadership on S. 1811, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2020."

Above the FoldNov 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Quick Take: 3 Election Takeaways

Americans strongly want effective government, and the Chamber will lead on pandemic relief and rebuilding our infrastructure.

Above the FoldOct 26, 2020 - 11:00am
Infrastructure

Rebuilding Our Vital Infrastructure Requires Congressional Leadership

Our EVP calls on congress to pass much needed infrastructure legislation to rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges.