Coalition Letter on the Build by the Fourth of July Campaign

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 9:30am

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

We write to you, urging Congress to enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy and improves the quality of life for every American.

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, address infrastructure challenges with both manmade and natural solutions, 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.

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

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

The undersigned organizations, therefore, call on all members of the 117th Congress to help enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy by July 4, 2021.

We encourage you to make your support public.

 

Sincerely,

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Bipartisan Policy Center

AAA Northeast

Accelerator for America, on behalf of the New Partnership on Infrastructure

Advanced Energy Economy

Advocacy Coalition of Rochester Area Chambers (ACRAC)

African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey

Agricultural Retailers Association

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

Alaska Chamber

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Alliance to Save Energy

Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition

American Association of Airport Executives

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

American Beverage Association

American Clean Power Association

American Coatings Association

American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute

American Concrete Pavement Association

American Concrete Pipe Association

American Conservation Coalition

American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF)

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Council on Renewable Energy

American Foundry Society

American Gas Association

American Hotel and Lodging Association

American Iron and Steel Institute

American Land Title Association

American Nuclear Society

American Public Transportation Association

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Water Works Association

American Wood Council

Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce

APGA

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

Association of Washington Business

Austin Area Chamber of Commerce

Auto Care Association

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)

Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Baytown Chamber of Commerce

Bellevue Chamber

Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce

Bend Chamber of Commerce

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce

Blockchains Management

Boise Metro Chamber

Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce

Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Building America's Future

Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

California Chamber of Commerce

Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce & CVB

Capital Region Chamber

Carbon Capture Coalition

Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Central Fort Bend Chamber

Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce

CG/LA Infrastructure

Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, Inc.

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Chamber of Marine Commerce

Chamber Southwest Louisiana

Chamber630

Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce

Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)

Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry

Clean Air Task Force

Coastal Alabama Business Chamber

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

Coeur d'Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce

Columbia (Missouri) Chamber of Commerce

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Lexington Inc.

Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc., Louisiana's Business Roundtable

Composite Panel Association

Connecticut Forest & Park Association

Consumer Energy Alliance

Copper Development Association

Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce

Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce

Design-Build Institute of America

Detroit Regional Chamber

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce

Durant Area Chamber of Commerce

E2 -- Environmental Entrepreneurs

East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce

Eastham Chamber of Commerce

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

Ecological Restoration Business Association

El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce

Elgin Area Chamber

Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Energy Storage Association

Enterprise Chamber of Commerce

Environment Council of Rhode Island

Environmental Council of the States

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

Florida Chamber of Commerce

FMI Food Industry Association

Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association

Fort Collins Area Chamber

Forward Janesville

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Transportation Alliance

Geospatial Equipment & Technology Institute (GETI)

Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Granbury Chamber of Commerce

Grand Rapids Chamber

Grays Harbor Council of Governments

Greater Arlington Chamber

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Greater Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce

Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.

Greater Houston Partnership

Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce

Greater KC Chamber of Commerce

Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce

Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce

Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Winston Salem, Inc.

Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce

Greenville (SC) Chamber of Commerce

Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce

Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Henderson Chamber of Commerce

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce

High Steel Structures, LLC.

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Idaho Wildlife Federation

Illuminating Engineering Society

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

International Council of Shopping Centers

International Sign Association

International Union of Operating Engineers

International WELL Building Institute

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce

JAX Chamber

Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Kansas Wildlife Federation

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce

Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)

Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce

Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster Chamber

Lansing Regional chamber

Laredo Chamber of Commerce

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce

Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce

LNG Allies, The US LNG Association

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Longview TX Chamber of Commerce

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Marana Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Mason City Chamber of Commerce

Metals Service Center Institute

Metro South Chamber of Commerce

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber

Miller-Wenhold Capitol Strategies

Mississippi Economic Council - the State Chamber

Monroe Chamber of Commerce

Montana Wildlife Federation

Moore County Chamber of Commerce

Morton Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council

Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber

National Alliance of Forest Owners

National Asphalt Pavement Association

National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)

National Association of Counties

National Association of Home Builders

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

National Association of Realtors®

National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

National Bankers Association

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

National Lime Association

National Marine Manufacturers Association

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

National Roofing Contractors Association

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

National Wildlife Federation

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Natural Resources Defense Council

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Neponset River Regional Chamber

Nevada Wildlife Federation

New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (NORBCC)

Newark Regional Business Partnership

Newnan-Coweta Chamber

NJ Audubon

NJ State Chamber of Commerce

Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce

North American Strategy for Competitiveness, Inc.

North America's Building Trades Unions

North Carolina Chamber

North Carolina Wildlife Federation

North Country Chamber of Commerce

North Texas Commission

NTEA - The Association for the Work Truck Industry

NV5

Orange County Business Council

Oregon Business & Industry

Orlando Economic Partnership

Orleans Chamber Of Commerce

Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Plumbing Manufacturers International

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors

Portland Business Alliance

Portland Cement Association

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce

Queens Chamber of Commerce

Rancho Cordova Area Chamber

Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

Rio Grande Valley Partnership

Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Round Rock Chamber of Commerce

Rowan Chamber

RTA Business Coalition

Russell County Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Salt Lake Chamber

Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Security Industry Association

Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information

Seward Chamber of Commerce

Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce

Silverdale Chamber of Commerce

Smart Electric Power Alliance

Sociedad Ornitologica Puertorriqueña Inc.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Solar Energy Industries Association

Solon Chamber of Commerce

South Bend Regional Chamber

South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce

South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

South Shore Chamber of Commerce

South Valley Chamber of Commerce

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

State Business Executives

Subsurface Utility Engineering Association (SUEA)

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The BuildStrong Coalition

The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County

The Nature Conservancy

The Real Estate Roundtable

The Toy Association

The Transportation Alliance

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Third Way

Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

Transportation California

Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)

Triangle East Chamber of Commerce

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

Troy Area Chamber of Commerce

Tucson Metro Chamber

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Energy Storage Association

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

U.S. Green Building Council

United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce

United Fresh Produce Association

Vail Valley Partnership

Valve Manufacturers Association

Vermont Natural Resources Council

Virgin Islands Conservation Society

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Walker's Legacy

Waukesha County Business Alliance

West Virginia Rivers Coalition

Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westminster Speed & Sound

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce

Wilmington Chamber

WIRES

Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber