U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 3684, "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act"

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:00am

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

            The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports the Senate amendment to H.R. 3684, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” which the Senate passed on a strong bipartisan vote, and we urge you to vote “yes” on this legislation when it comes to the floor of the full House.  We will include votes on this legislation in our “How They Voted” Congressional scorecard.

            The House has an opportunity to deliver a major victory for American workers and their families.  This legislation would strengthen America’s ability to compete around the world and provide enormous benefits for American businesses, workers, and their families.  It targets significant investment in an important set of priorities, including roads, bridges, technology, energy, water and wastewater, and climate resilience, and it would also meaningfully expand efforts to improve federal permitting that originated in the last significant infrastructure bill, FAST-41.   It also includes a five-year authorization of federal highway and public transportation programs to provide certainty of federal commitment to state and local governments.

            After a decade of combined effort on and off Capitol Hill, the finish line is in sight for a significant bipartisan legislative victory. We call on you to get this bill to the finish line so that it can be signed into law as expeditiously as possible, so that investment and benefits from these much-needed projects can flow into communities across the U.S.

Sincerely,

Suzanne P. Clark
President and CEO
U.S. Chamber of Commerce