February 6, 2019

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate

The Honorable Charles Schumer
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Kevin McCarthy
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, and Minority Leaders Schumer and McCarthy:

We are a broad coalition of associations and organizations working with all levels of government to address our nation’s long-standing infrastructure deficit. As this challenge persists and worsens, we encourage you to develop and advance a bipartisan infrastructure investment package that will improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of our nation’s infrastructure.

Substantial and long-term investments in all kinds of infrastructure are needed to expand our economy, grow jobs and compete globally. We appreciate strong bipartisan support for various infrastructure initiatives over the years – including in the past Congress – and hope this momentum can lead to a more substantial commitment this year to meet the growing needs of our economy.

During this period of divided government, we urge Republicans and Democrats to unite to develop and pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill that addresses these key priorities:

  • Significantly increases direct federal investments in a broad range of infrastructure sectors,
  • Fixes chronic challenges and addresses reoccurring shortages in key federal infrastructure accounts such as the Highway Trust Fund,
  • Complements and strengthens existing tools, such as municipal bonds, that successfully deliver infrastructure investments at the federal, state and local levels,
  • Facilitates opportunities for private investment in U.S. infrastructure,
  • Creates efficiencies such as accelerating the federal permitting process, while continuing to provide environmental protections, and;
  • Encourages active participation among all levels of government and between public and private sectors without shifting federal responsibilities because no single partner can deliver a well-functioning, national U.S. infrastructure network driven by a long-term vision and funding stability.

The time is now to pass a bipartisan, comprehensive package that transforms U.S. infrastructure systems beyond the status quo and maintains U.S. competitiveness in a 21st century economy. We urge you to work across the aisle to develop a proposal that ensures U.S. infrastructure is second to none.

Aerospace Industries Association
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
Aluminum Association
American Apparel & Footwear Association
American Association of Port Authorities
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
American Petroleum Institute
American Bakers Association
American Beverage Association
American Coatings Association, Inc.
American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute
American Composites Manufacturers Association
American Concrete Pavement Association
American Concrete Pipe Association
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Forest & Paper Association
American Foundry Society
American Frozen Food Institute
American Gas Association
American Highway Users Alliance
American Home Furnishings Alliance
American Institute of Architects
American Investment Council
American Iron and Steel Institute
American Planning Association
American Public Power Association
American Public Transportation Association
American Public Works Association (APWA)
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Soybean Association
American Supply Association
American Traffic Safety Services Association
American Wind Energy Association
American Wire Producers Association
American Wood Council
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
Associated Equipment Distributors
Associated General Contractors of America
Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI)
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Bakery Equipment Manufacturers & Allieds (BEMA)
Bond Dealers of America
BPC Action
Brick Industry Association
Building America’s Future
Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors
Common Good
Composite Panel Association
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Construction Management Association of America
Copper & Brass Fabricators Council
Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES)
Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International
Geosynthetic Materials Association
Global Cold Chain Alliance
Government Finance Officers Association
Hydraulic Institute
INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Industrial Fasteners Institute
Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Institute of Makers of Explosives
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Association of Plastics Distribution
International Bottled Water Association
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)
International Housewares Association
International Union of Operating Engineers
Irrigation Association
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
Laborers Int. Union of North America (LIUNA)
League of American Bicyclists
Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)
Metal Treating Institute
Metals Service Center Institute
National Association of Bond Lawyers
National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
National Association of Counties
National Association of County Engineers
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Regional Councils
National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
National Concrete Masonry Association
National Corn Growers Association
National Electrical Contractors Association
National Grain and Feed Association
National Ground Water Association
National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA)
National League of Cities
National Lime Association
National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Mining Association
National Oilseed Processors Association
National Precast Concrete Association
National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC)
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
National Retail Federation
National Society of Professional Surveyors
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.
National Utility Contractors Association
National Waste & Recycling Association
National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society
North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)
North America’s Building Trades Unions
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association
Plastics Industry Association
Plastics Pipe Institute
Plumbing Manufacturers International
Portland Cement Association
Power Transmission Distributors Association
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Rail Passengers Association
Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA)
Railway Supply Institute
Railway Tie Association
Resilient Floor Covering Institute
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
RV Industry Association
Security Industry Association
Security Industry/Financial Market Association (SIFMA)
Steel Manufacturers Association
STI/SPFA (Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association)
The Adhesive and Sealant Council
The Design-Build Institute of America
The Fertilizer Institute
The Linen, Uniform, and Facility Services Association (TRSA)
The United States Conference of Mayors
Travel Goods Association (TGA)
Treated Wood Council
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
U.S. Travel Association
US Water Alliance
Valve Manufacturers Association
Vinyl Institute
Water Infrastructure Network (WIN)
Waterways Council, Inc.
Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America

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