Investing in an infrastructure bill to promote post-pandemic recovery
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce points to infrastructure investment as the one pathway to recovery after the pandemic.
During his annual “State of American Business” speech, Chamber CEO Tom Donohue called for a bold agenda on workforce development, immigration reform, and a tax policy that supports businesses.
He also says that Congress should pass an infrastructure bill to create jobs and stimulate the economy.
According to Donohue, “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 only five votes, this can be done and it might build some goodwill for bipartisan progress on other priorities.”
He also called for the end of Chinese tariffs, which he says have hurt U.S. farmers and manufacturers alike.