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

Above the FoldNov 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
'I Voted' sticker on leaves.

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.

Above the FoldJul 15, 2020 - 5:15pm
NEPA

Quick Take: Your Primer on NEPA Updates

Everything you need to know about the White House's updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 10:45am
Steel workers in El Dorado National Forest, California

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After Covid-19

The Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index reveals a drop in contractors’ confidence and outlook for their industry amid COVID-19.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 5:00am
Rural broadband

COVID-19 Illustrates Why Congress Must Act Now on Broadband

Check out our recommendations for bridging the digital divide, which broadens as the pandemic continues.

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Colorado River in Austin, Texas

Advancing Environmentally Sustainable International Trade Amid COVID-19

Mohammad Abunayyan, chair of the B20 ESC Taskforce, breaks down the importance of environmentally sustainable trade in the wake of COVID-19.

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.

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.

Above the FoldJan 20, 2020 - 9:00am
Solar energy farm in Nebraska.

The Key to a Clean Environment and Strong Economy

Updating the National Environmental Policy Act is necessary to realign the implementation of the law with its original mission.