Infrastructure

Most Americans agree that our roads, bridges, mass transit systems, air and sea ports, and water infrastructure are critical national assets that drive growth, jobs, safety, and global competitiveness. What we can’t seem to agree on is how to pay for badly needed maintenance and repairs. It’s time to stop thinking about infrastructure as a problem, but as an opportunity for bipartisan agreement to invest wisely and carefully in our most critical needs, while eliminating wasteful spending.

 

 

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Wow, this simply shows the reason we need to modernize America's Transportation infrastructure now!
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03/25/2017

We agree! #Built4TheFuture https://t.co/oLa1wLnReR

03/25/2017

Our Position

Falling Behind

America’s infrastructure is ranked 12th in the world, behind countries like Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE: World Economic Forum

The Chamber believes that allowing our nation’s infrastructure to continue to deteriorate is not an option. It will cost jobs, stunt economic growth, reduce safety, and put us further behind our global competitors.
 
The Chamber has a commonsense agenda to ensure we are making adequate investments that maintain and improve our system, that money is spent wisely and on the most essential projects, and that unites the interests of Republicans and Democrats and all stakeholders, from business to labor to safety groups.

Our priorities include:

  • Finding a secure, sustainable solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund so projects can be planned in advance and completed efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Ensuring full funding for our aviation and water systems.
  • Eliminating wasteful, pork barrel spending and focusing limited resources on projects that will deliver the most bang for the buck.
  • Implementing reforms to the permitting process to reduce costly delays and get projects off the ground more quickly.
  • Leveraging up to $250 billion in private investment capital to supplement current infrastructure funding sources.

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Infrastructure is a key component of the U.S. Chamber's American Growth Agenda - an ambitious plan to generate stronger, more robust economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans.

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Above the Fold
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The latest findings are a striking confirmation of what we already know: America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Testimony

Edward Mortimer's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies hearing, "Investing in America: Funding our Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Above the Fold
President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Let's take a moment to look at what the president has done and what he should do in the months ahead to help our economy grow faster.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:15pm
In the News

This is an interesting summary from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis on their recent workshop series regarding the areas of interest and issues relating to economic integration in EurasiaTheir recommendations include collaborating on non-tariff barriers, energy, and infrastructure to create a long-term agenda for economic cooperation. For more information, go to: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/eurasian/Events.html.8024.html

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:45am
Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announced Executive Orders on accelerating infrastructure:

“For too long, private infrastructure investment has been held hostage by government interference driven by fringe interests. Today’s Executive Orders on the Dakota Access pipeline and Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate that we finally have an administration that is serious about putting American energy to work for the entire economy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:15pm