Coalition Letter on the Build by the Fourth of July Campaign - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

February 17, 2021



We write to you, urging Congress to enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy and improves the quality of life for every American.

It seems each Congress and every new Administration includes infrastructure as a top priority.  Despite broad support from diverse coalitions, however, too often they fail to act. Our nation must launch a massive investment program in transportation, energy, water, and communications technologies.

Doing so will repair our crumbling roads, bridges and transit and the current gridlock in our major economic hubs that harm our productivity, global competitiveness, and quality of life. It will propel public and private efforts to decarbonize our economy in a meaningful way, address infrastructure challenges with both manmade and natural solutions, and close the digital divide by expanding broadband and internet access. This effort also provides an opportunity to ensure the benefits and jobs from infrastructure investments are shared with communities that have borne disproportionate burdens.


Our organizations won’t agree on every issue, but we are united in calling for enactment of comprehensive, bipartisan legislation before July 4, 2021 that will:

  • Repair and update our crumbling infrastructure
  • Stimulate our economy and create middle-class sustaining jobs
  • Address climate change
  • Promote fiscally and environmentally responsible policies
  • Improve federal project approvals
  • Address the digital divide


As a nation we must be able to build big things quickly to accelerate the economic recovery and build the resilient low-carbon economy of the future.  We need a durable commitment and clear strategy.


The undersigned organizations, therefore, call on all members of the 117th Congress to help enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that stimulates the economy by July 4, 2021.We encourage you to make your support public.



U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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