Led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, members of a newly-formed coalition call on the 117th Congress to enact a comprehensive infrastructure bill before July 4, 2021.

Investment in infrastructure, including transportation, is a top priority and a key to helping the U.S. economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition, known as Build by the Fourth of July, currently has more than 225 members, and the list grows every day. TDA has joined this coalition, as have other Wisconsin organizations such as Forward Janesville, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association.

As Thomas Donohue, the CEO of the U.S. Chamber, explained in his 2021 State of American Business Address, “Our lawmakers should enact a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure package that focuses on urgent needs like roads and bridges, modernizes our critical networks, and upgrades and expands technology like broadband. Even in a 50-50 Senate and a House divided by 5 votes, this can be done - and it might build some goodwill for bipartisan progress on other priorities. We’ve been working on this for more than 20 years. Let’s find a way to pay for it, and let’s get moving. This year, there can be no excuses for failure.”

Donohue also noted that such a package is "the number one way to raise productivity, create jobs, and drive up incomes in a hurry.” The full transcript of his speech is here.

Join TDA and hundreds of other organizations by becoming part of the Build by the Fourth of July coalition. The process is as simple as emailing your interest to the U.S. Chamber: BB4JCampaign@uschamber.com.

Let's urge Congress to rebuild our nation and economy by enacting an infrastructure package by the Fourth of July. Read more about this initiative.