WE NEED CONGRESS TO ENACT A FISCALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE THAT STIMULATES THE ECONOMY.

 

It seems each Congress and every new Administration includes infrastructure as a top priority.  Despite broad support from diverse coalitions, however, too often they fail to act. Our nation must launch a massive investment program in transportation, energy, water and communications technologies.  

Doing so will repair our crumbling roads, bridges and transit and the current gridlock in our major economic hubs that harm our productivity, global competitiveness and quality of life. It will propel public and private efforts to decarbonize our economy in a meaningful way and close the digital divide by expanding broadband and internet access. This effort also provides an opportunity to ensure the benefits and jobs from infrastructure investments are shared with communities that have borne disproportionate burdens in the past.

The coalition members call on all members of the 117th Congress to make a pledge to Build by the Fourth of July.

Our organizations won’t agree on every issue, but we are united in calling for enactment of comprehensive legislation before July 4, 2021 that 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

 

As a nation we must be able to build big things promptly to accelerate the economic recovery and build the resilient low-carbon economy of the future.  We need a durable commitment and clear strategy.

TO LEARN MORE AND SEE HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THE BUILD BY THE FOURTH OF JULY CAMPAIGN, PLEASE EMAIL US.

Recent Activity

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
2.23.21 Common Grounds

Common Grounds: Spotlight on Infrastructure and Transportation

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a bipartisan conversation with Rep. Seth Moulton and Rep. Rodney Davis.

Letters to CongressFeb 17, 2021 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the Build by the Fourth of July Campaign

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the Chamber's and the Bipartisan Policy Center's joint campaign to "Build by the Fourth of July" and encourage the passage of infrastructure legislation.

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.

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U.S. Chamber Launching New Virtual Event Series to Spotlight and Encourage Bipartisan Cooperation and Constructive Governing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a new virtual event series, Common Grounds, which will convene one Republican leader and one Democratic leader to explore important issues or challenges facing the business community and the nation.

ReportFeb 03, 2021 - 9:00am

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