Business Groups Push Infrastructure Collaboration

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable co-signed a statement issued by No Labels calling for a bipartisan solution to the problem of infrastructure investment.

No Labels is a “citizen-led organization mobilizing frustrated Republicans, Democrats and Independents,” according to co-chair Larry Hogan, governor of Maryland. The other co-chair is Joe Lieberman, former U.S. senator from Connecticut.

Construction groups calling for bipartisan infrastructure action

  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • CG/LA Infrastructure
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
  • NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry

Following is the statement:

President Biden has said America has a “once-in-a generation” chance to invest in our country and our infrastructure. He said he wants a bipartisan deal because there is no such thing as “Republican bridges, Democratic airports, Republican hospitals, or a Democratic power grid.”

We agree with the president. And with the recent release of similar proposals from the House Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan Senate group, there is now a real opening for a two-party solution. 

That’s why we, the undersigned:

Support the continuance of bipartisan negotiations, built on the progress embodied in these bipartisan proposals, targeted to the nation’s needs. 

Do not support a move to consider an infrastructure bill under the Senate budget reconciliation process, which would almost certainly foreclose the possibility of a bipartisan deal.

This is a historic opportunity for Democrats and Republicans in Washington to come together for the good of the country. We hope they will seize this opportunity. 

We come from different perspectives, professions, and political parties, but we’re united in our belief that a two-party infrastructure bill is what America needs and what the public wants. So let’s build bridges; do it together, and get it done.

Governor Larry Hogan, No Labels Co-Chairman; Senator Joe Lieberman, No Labels Founding Chairman

Click for a complete list of co-signers.

Source: No Labels