WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“Our elected leaders are on the precipice of a historic investment in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Turning this long-overdue promise into a reality will grow our economy and strengthen our competitiveness for decades to come. We applaud the Senate for doing its job on a bipartisan basis, thoughtfully debating and passing much-needed infrastructure legislation that will finally invest in America’s roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure, create millions of jobs, and improve the quality of life for every American. Now it is time for the House to continue the bipartisan progress and send this bill to the president’s desk.”
For over a decade, the U.S. Chamber has been advocating for infrastructure investment. This year alone, the Chamber created the Build by the Fourth of July initiative with over 300 national and local organizations; launched and led the Coalition for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment consisting of over 100 business, labor, and public policy organizations; issued a joint statement with prominent business leaders; and sent letters of support and encouragement to members of Congress, including one signed by over 200 state and local chambers.