America’s Crumbling Infrastructure is a Roadblock to Labor Day Travel

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As summer comes to an end and Congress prepares to head back to D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is continuing to urge lawmakers to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year and save Americans money and time on the roads.

“As millions of Americans travel this Labor Day, they will be faced with terrible congestion, potholes that damage their cars, roadwork, and accidents,” said Ed Mortimer, Vice President of Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Sadly, this is the reality every day for American drivers across the country, and the longer we wait for federal legislation to fix our crumbling infrastructure, the worse the state of our roads, bridges, and highways will become, and the more Americans will have to pay.”

American families deal with the state of our crumbling infrastructure in their day-to-day lives and face major roadblocks every year. In fact,

“We need Congress and the president to move past the current dysfunction and agree on federal legislation to modernize and fix our nation’s infrastructure. The cost of inaction costs more than action. We can’t afford to wait.”