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 FoldMar 23, 2021 - 12:45pm

Q&A with CEOs on Continuing to Innovate and Move Forward in a Forever-Changed Aviation Industry

On March 31, the industry’s top leaders will convene virtually for the U.S. Chamber’s 20th annual Aviation Summit.

Above the FoldFeb 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

The Business Community Needs Regulatory Certainty Now More Than Ever

The new administration is rolling back a policy of fairness and transparency.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2021 - 3:30pm
highway infrastructure

Resilience Is an Opportunity for Early Bipartisan Success

Why we need to build durable, sustainable infrastructure now.

Above the FoldJan 15, 2021 - 10:30am
Capitol

Infrastructure and Workforce Development Are Key to Rebuilding America

Check out the key takeaways from our Policy Power Hour: Spotlight on Washington on Jan. 14, 2021.

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.