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

Letters to CongressJun 17, 2020 - 12:15pm

Coalition Letter on Streamlining NEPA Permitting in Infrastructure Bills

This Hill letter was sent to Congress to urge members to make permit streamlining a centerpiece of any future bill to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

Letters to CongressJun 16, 2020 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on H.R. 2, the "INVEST in America Act."

Above the FoldJun 08, 2020 - 12:00pm
Infrastructure, Truck

Resilience Is Good Public Policy

Improving lifeline infrastructure is necessary for companies and communities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press ReleaseJun 03, 2020 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls for Bipartisan Solutions for Surface Transportation Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today in response to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure releasing their draft surface transportation bill: 

ReportMar 31, 2020 - 9:00am

USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2020 Q1

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.

Op EdMar 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

Our crumbling infrastructure is failing small businesses

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are solutions. And though some of these solutions must come from the private sector or state governments, the federal government should help.

EventMar 05, 2020 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Teaser pink and yellow image for the 2020 Aviation Summit

Aviation Summit 2020

Each year, the U.S. Chamber hosts 1,000 executive leaders from across the aviation and aerospace industries, including corporate CEOs, policymakers, and influencers from inside and outside of Washington, providing unparalleled opportunities for networking and business development.

Above the FoldFeb 25, 2020 - 4:15pm
C_Tec

Update NEPA to Help Drive America’s Digital Potential

C_Tec Policy Counsel Jordan Crenshaw breaks down how better infrastructure will impact businesses of all sizes across the country.

Above the FoldFeb 04, 2020 - 1:15pm
2019 State of the Union

What Does the Business Community Want to Hear in the State of the Union?

They’ll be looking for sound, pro-business policies that will spur growth and job creation and support workers with rising wages.

Press ReleaseJan 29, 2020 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Calls Attention to Urgent Need for Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today after House Democrats unveiled their infrastructure plan for 2020.