Business Roundtable Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiations

June 8, 2021

Washington - Business Roundtable today issued the following statement after talks ended between President Biden and GOP Senators on an infrastructure package, and the group of bipartisan Senators' discussions were elevated: 

“We are disappointed in the breakdown in negotiations between President Biden and Republican Senators, but plans for ongoing bipartisan discussions are encouraging. We believe Congress and the Administration can craft a bipartisan infrastructure package that invests in highways, water systems, energy and communications, meets the needs of the economy and has real benefits for working Americans. A bipartisan, regular order process is the only way to achieve policy changes that would allow for long-term funding certainty, unleash private capital and allow responsible regulatory streamlining,” said Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten.
“We appreciate the work of Senator Capito and the Administration in these discussions, and we encourage the bipartisan group of Senators and others to seize on the forward progress created. As negotiations continue, we urge lawmakers to craft a deal that ensures infrastructure investments create jobs and generate sustained economic growth.”