June 24, 2021 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and No Labels are urging President Biden to continue infrastructure negotiations with Republicans. A just-released joint statement reads, “President Biden has said America has a ‘once-in-a generation’ chance to invest in our country and our infrastructure. He said he wants a bipartisan deal because there is no such thing as ‘Republican bridges, Democratic airports, Republican hospitals or a Democratic power grid.’ We agree with the president. And with the recent release of similar proposals from the House Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan Senate group, there is now a real opening for a two-party solution. That’s why we, the undersigned:
- Support the continuance of bipartisan negotiations, built on the progress embodied in these bipartisan proposals, targeted to the nation’s needs.
- Do not support a move to consider an infrastructure bill under the Senate budget reconciliation process, which would almost certainly foreclose the possibility of a bipartisan deal.
- This is a historic opportunity for Democrats and Republicans in Washington to come together for the good of the country. We hope they will seize this opportunity.