More Than 80 National Organizations and Labor Unions Urge Senate Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act(IIJA)
Aug. 4 Letter to Senate Highlights Bill’s Boost to U.S. Economy
(WASHINGTON)— Eighty-two national organizations and labor unions have signed and sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate urging passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), citing its “far-reaching” benefits to Americans’ livelihoods and the nation’s economy.
“The investments made in the Senate package would facilitate long overdue repairs and improvements to our roads, bridges, rail, and public transportation systems, as well as investing in airports, ports, broadband, and water systems,” the letter states. “The investments would create new jobs through project construction in the short term, and provide improved safety, mobility, and quality of life for decades to come.”
“The undersigned organizations encourage all senators to support the legislation,” the letter adds.
The entire text of the letter can be viewed here, in the Government Affairs section of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) website.
Established in 1902, the Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA brings together all facets of the transportation construction industry to responsibly advocate for infrastructure investment and policy that meet the nation’s need for safe and efficient travel.