Build by the Fourth of July Campaign Congratulations Letter

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 4:45pm

At the start of this 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 
  • Address climate change 
  • Promote fiscally and environmentally responsible policies 
  • 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.

Sincerely,

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce

Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

American Coatings Association

American Council of Life Insurers

American Foundry Society

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce

Austin Chamber of Commerce

Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Bend Chamber of Commerce

Boise Metro Chamber

Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Brick Industry Association

Bronx Chamber of Commerce

Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce

Building America’s Future

California Chamber of Commerce

Capital Region Chamber

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy

Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Coaliation of California Chambers Orange County

Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Copper Development Association

Corning Area Chamber of Commerce

Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce

Decorative Hardwoods Association

Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

Glendale AZ Chamber

Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce

Greater North Dakota Chamber

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Greater Oro Valley Chamber

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce

Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities

Illuminating Engineering Society

Indy Chamber

International Organization Of Local Government

Iowa Association of Business and Industry

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce

Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce

LNG Allies, The US LNG Association

Logan County Chamber Of Commerce

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Mason City Area Chamber of Com

Metals Service Center Institute

Moore County Chamber of Commerce

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

National Wildlife Federation

NC Chamber

Neponset River Regional Chamber

New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Newark Regional Business Partnership

North Country Chamber of Commerce

North San Diego Business Chamber

North Texas Commission

One SouthCoast Chamber

OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Orange County Business Council

Orlando Economic Partnership

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce

Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pierre City Commission

Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce

Portland Business Alliance

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce

Security Industry Association

Shelton-Mason County Chamber

Sherman Chamber of Commerce

Snyder Chamber of Commerce

South Bend Regional Chamber

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation

South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry

South Shore Chamber of Commerce

State Business Executives

Subsurface Utility Engineering Association (SUEA)

SURPRISE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Tampa Bay Chamber

The Business Council of NYS, Inc.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

The Longview TX Chamber

The Salt Lake Chamber

The Silicon Valley Organization

The Yorba Linda Chamber Of Commerce

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

Tucson Metro Chamber

Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization (U.S. GEO)

U.S. Travel Association

Vegas Chamber

Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce

West Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

WISCONSIN READY MIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Assn.

Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber