We congratulate the bipartisan group of 22 senators and the Biden administration on reaching an agreement to invest $1.2 trillion on American infrastructure.
We now urge lawmakers of both parties to act quickly to advance this generational investment in American infrastructure.
At the start of the year, a coalition of over 100 national and local organizations—led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bipartisan Policy Center—launched the "Build by the Fourth of July" coalition to urge Congress and the Biden administration to craft and pass a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package by the Fourth of July, 2021.
The ranks of the "Build by the Fourth of July" coalition grew to more than 300 groups—a diverse alliance including the North America’s Building Trades Unions, leading environmental advocacy organizations, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, as well as other leading business, policy and labor organizations.
We called for a durable commitment and clear strategy
from lawmakers on a legislative package which will:
REPAIR AND UPDATE OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE
STIMULATE OUR ECONOMY AND CREATE MIDDLE-CLASS SUSTAINING JOBS
PROMOTE FISCALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE POLICIES
ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE
IMPROVE FEDERAL PROJECT APPROVALS
ADDRESS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
We congratulate the bipartisan group of 22 senators and the Biden administration on reaching an agreement, and the Problem Solvers Caucus for endorsing the agreement, to invest $1.2 trillion—including $579 billion in new spending—on American infrastructure. With its significant and well-targeted investments in surface transportation, transforming electric vehicle infrastructure, expanding access and improving affordability of broadband internet and more, the bipartisan framework is consistent with the goals put forth in January by the "Build by the Fourth of July" coalition.
We urge lawmakers of both parties to act quickly to advance this generational investment in American infrastructure. Doing so will set the foundation for a robust, broad economic recovery—and help restore and strengthen trust in American democracy.
Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 5:15pm
This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the bipartisan infrastructure proposal.
Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 1:30pm
This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.
Press ReleaseJul 28, 2021 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to Jack Howard, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 9:45am
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.
Press ReleaseJul 21, 2021 - 9:15am
U.S. Chamber Urges Republicans and Democrats to Complete Infrastructure Legislation, Commends Hard Work of Bipartisan Senators
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to the Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.