Washington, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark today issued the following statement after attending the signing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill at the White House.
“Today, all Americans won. The enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help connect 14 million Americans to broadband, provide clean drinking water for 10 million families, upgrade our energy grid, and grow our economy. It is the single largest investment in bridges since construction of the Interstate Highway System and the single largest investment in innovation, efficiency, and resiliency to address climate change in U.S. history.
“We thank every member of the House and Senate who cast a vote for America’s future, and for President Biden’s leadership and signing this historic legislation into law. I was honored to be at the White House today to witness this historic moment for our nation, our economy, and all American businesses and workers.
“This victory wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership of Senators Portman, Cassidy, Sinema, and Manchin, and key members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus. The bipartisan infrastructure negotiations showed us how Congress, the Administration, business and a diverse coalition of interests can work together to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
“For more than 25 years the Chamber has led the charge for investment in America’s crumbling infrastructure. We will continue to work with our partners in business, labor, and government to identify projects with the most critical need, help find the necessary workers to get started, and bring much-needed investment to communities across America.”
View the U.S. Chamber’s 25-Year Timeline to an Infrastructure Deal for a look back at the most notable moments that culminated in this historic victory.
(courtesy US Chamber of Commerce)