Business, labor groups turn to Congress for infrastructure appeal

Politico

By CAITLIN OPRYSKO February 17, 2021

With Daniel Lippman

BUSINESS AND LABOR RAMP UP INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH: Business and labor powerhouses are blanketing both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue with calls for infrastructure investment. As part of the “Build by the Fourth” campaign led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bipartisan Policy Center, a coalition of more than 300 groups sent a letter to lawmakers today urging Congress to finally follow through on perennial calls to upgrade the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges and expand broadband access, and to do it in an environmentally sustainable and, (emphasis ours) "bipartisan" way.

— President Joe Biden is set to discuss the issue with labor leaders at the White House this afternoon, where The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy Puko and Andrew Restuccia report the labor heads are “hoping to win commitments for a massive federal investment in infrastructure as well as efforts to create jobs in clean tech and alternative energy.”


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