U.S. Chamber Applauds Bipartisan Proposal on Infrastructure

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 2:30pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer released the following statement today following the release of a bipartisan infrastructure proposal from the Problem Solvers Caucus:
 
“We applaud the 58 Republican and Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus for putting forward a bipartisan proposal to address our nation’s critical infrastructure needs. This is exactly the type of leadership we want to see from our nation’s elected officials.
 
“Finding agreement on funding for infrastructure investment is going to take compromise from both sides, and today’s bipartisan proposal is another step in the right direction.
 
“We are especially pleased that the proposal reflects the historic bipartisan consensus to fund our infrastructure largely through user-based fees. Adjusting the fee now and indexing the tax for inflation would raise billions of dollars for investment in our transportation systems. We encourage more of these discussions from Congress and the administration and look forward to continuing to work with members from both parties in the House and Senate to ensure an infrastructure bill is passed this summer.”