A group of business and labor organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the AFL-CIO and North America’s Building Trades Unions announced Thursday that they support the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure proposal outlined by the White House and Senate negotiators.
“We urge Congress to turn this framework into legislation that will be signed into law, and our organizations are committed to helping see this cross the finish line,” the newly launched coalition said in a statement. “Enacting significant infrastructure legislation, including investments in our roads, bridges, ports, airports, transit, rail, water and energy infrastructure, access to broadband, and more, is critical to our nation and will create middle-class family sustaining jobs. Don’t let partisan differences get in the way of action – pass significant, meaningful infrastructure legislation now.”
Other interest groups in the coalition include the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
“The alignment of business and labor organizations that are more known for being at odds with each other underscores the urgency surrounding the infrastructure package,” Bloomberg’s Jennah Haque notes.