Washington – Business Roundtable today issued the following statements after final passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
"Today’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a victory for the American people,” said Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten. “This legislation will generate historic investments in America’s transportation, water, energy and communications systems and will drive long-term U.S. prosperity and competitiveness. We urge President Biden to swiftly sign this legislation into law.”
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help to unleash private investment and streamline permitting to lower costs and accelerate project delivery,” said Business Roundtable Infrastructure Committee Chairman Brendan Bechtel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bechtel Group, Inc. “It will also promote resilience and sustainability in the face of a changing climate, natural disasters and cyberattacks. Finally, this legislation will better connect rural and underserved communities, including the communications technology needed to succeed in the 21st century.”
Prior to today’s vote, Business Roundtable urged House passage.