Leading Business and Labor Groups Launch Coalition Supporting Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Retail Federation joins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, as well as over 20 business and labor organizations to launch the Coalition for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment. The Coalition issued the following statement today commending the bipartisan group of 22 senators and the Biden administration on reaching agreement on a historic $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework and urges Congress to turn the framework into legislation that will be signed into law.

“Infrastructure modernization is a critical component of long-term economic growth and improved quality of life for every American. Our organizations commend the bipartisan group of 22 senators and the Biden administration on finding common ground and reaching agreement on a historic $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework. Momentum is building, as seen by the endorsement of the framework from the Problem Solvers Caucus.

“Now is the time to turn these promises into projects. 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. 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.”

Coalition Partners:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Business Roundtable
National Association of Manufacturers
National Retail Federation
Airports Council International - North America
American Association of Port Authorities
American Consulting Engineers Council
American Public Transportation Association
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Trucking Associations
Association of American Railroads
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Bipartisan Policy Center
International Union of Operating Engineers
Laborers' International Union of North America
National Asphalt Pavement Association
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
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North America's Building Trades Unions
Portland Cement Association
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

About NRF
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