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.

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Recent Activity

Press ReleaseAug 29, 2019 - 11:00am

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure is a Roadblock to Labor Day Travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As summer comes to an end and Congress prepares to head back to D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is continuing to urge lawmakers to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year and save Americans money and time on the roads.

Above the FoldAug 19, 2019 - 12:45pm
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Infrastructure: The Bipartisan Opportunity Congress and America Needs

A modern infrastructure bill is the prime opportunity for Congress to come together and improve the day-to-day lives of the American people.

Press ReleaseJul 30, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Bipartisan Step towards Infrastructure Modernization and Urges Further Congressional Action

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.

ReportJun 20, 2019 - 9:00am

USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2019 Q2

The USG + 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.

Press ReleaseJun 20, 2019 - 8:00am

Commercial Construction Index Shows Surge in New Business Confidence

Results from the Q2 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) indicate that more than half of contractors are highly confident that the market will provide sufficient new business opportunities in the next 12 months.

Press ReleaseJun 18, 2019 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Urges Action on Infrastructure Legislation

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Letters to CongressJun 18, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1211, the "AUTOS Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, as well as Sen. Kevin Cramer, supporting S. 1211, the "Addressing Underdeveloped and Tribally Operated Streets (AUTOS) Act."

Letters to CongressJun 14, 2019 - 3:30pm

Letter to President Trump and Congressional Leaders on Urgent Need for Infrastructure Legislation

Business and labor groups have come together and proposed a funding solution: raising the federal gas tax. Democrats and Republicans in blue, red, and purple states across the country have already taken this action, increasing their state gas taxes to finance their share of much-needed infrastructure improvement.

Letters to CongressJun 11, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3167, "National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services on H.R. 3167, the "National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.”

Above the FoldJun 07, 2019 - 10:00am
Looking towards Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, at night.

Infrastructure – Time to Move It

75,000 jobs were created in May 2019. The unemployment rate is 3.6%.