Make Your Voice Heard On Federal Infrastructure Investment
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a new action campaign that urges members of the U.S. Senate to prioritize meaningful infrastructure legislation ahead of the quickly approaching September 30, 2020 deadline to reauthorize federal transit programs. As part of the effort, any interested individual can use this link to send a letter to their own senators.
The pre-written letter says, “The longer our elected leaders wait to pass legislation, the more our roads, highways, bridges and public transportation will deteriorate. … Without new and sustainable federal investment, our infrastructure will continue to decline.” The letter also notes:
- According to research from Georgetown University, a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure can create 11 million jobs.
- In the last year, the global ranking of America’s infrastructure dropped from ninth to 13th, according to the World Economic Forum.
- The 2019 Urban Mobility Report showed that the cost of traffic congestion (in time and fuel) is $179 billion annually.
Click here to send a letter to your U.S. senator.
As a reminder, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) recently sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate lawmakers requesting new federal investments in infrastructure, and Board of Directors Chair Eddie Lehner discussed the issue at MSCI’s June 2020 Annual Meeting.