WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber continues to urge bipartisan efforts to pass an infrastructure bill this year and is encouraged by recent developments. The following statement can be attributed to Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
“President Biden has presented his infrastructure proposal and Senator Capito has now presented a plan that reflects the input of many Senate Republicans. For anyone who sincerely wants to see a bold and responsible infrastructure plan finally enacted into law, there is only one path forward: bipartisan negotiations. Whether Republican or Democrat – those who declare negotiations as futile before they have even begun are the ones standing in the way of long-overdue investments in our nation’s infrastructure.
“We commend Sen. Shelley Moore Capito for taking a leadership role in developing an infrastructure proposal and helping move these negotiations forward. We are particularly pleased to see the common ground between Republicans and Democrats on some of the key components of an infrastructure plan. The Chamber continues to urge both parties to maintain America’s traditional user-financed model of funding infrastructure and to pay for new investment over an extended period of time just like the private sector does. Lawmakers should reject broad-based tax increases that would make American employers uncompetitive and cost America jobs.”
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