Modern, safe, efficient, and reliable infrastructure systems are a pillar of the PA Chamber’s Legislative Agenda. These systems, from roads and bridges to telecommunications and utilities, provide the basis on which businesses contribute to the commonwealth’s economy and are a critical component to attracting investment and innovation.
As deliberations on a bipartisan federal infrastructure bill have continued, the PA Chamber joined with the U.S. Chamber and organizations from across the country to encourage lawmakers to reach agreement for the sake of businesses and the American people. The letter urged legislators to prioritize investments in national infrastructure improvement, showing our support for funding that invests in and modernizes crumbling roads, bridges, railways, water and energy infrastructure, and increases access to broadband. These improvements, we point out, would boost America’s productivity, global competitiveness and quality of life.
In total, 225 organizations signed the letter—which was sent to negotiators just before the Senate advanced the bipartisan compromise legislation in a vote of 67-32.