08.13.21

What They Are Saying: Support for Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Grows

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a historic investment in our roads, bridges, ports, waterways, airports, broadband, and coastal resiliency in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Support for the bill has been growing in Louisiana and nationally.

Here’s what people are saying:

  • Baton Rouge Round Table (BRAC): “BRAC thanks @SenBillCassidy for his incredible leadership to get a bipartisan infrastructure bill passed through the US Senate this week. Baton Rouge desperately needs more investment in roads and a new bridge. Cassidy played a huge role to help get it done.”

BRAC

  • Business Roundtable: “@SenBillCassidy, thank you for supporting all Americans and the U.S. economy by voting yes on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. #IIJA”

BR

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: “Thank you @SenBillCassidy for voting ‘Yes’ on the historic bipartisan infrastructure legislation. This legislation will grow our economy, create millions of jobs & improve global competitiveness. #InfrastructureNow”

Chamber

  • American Association of Port Authorities: “One of the key authors of the ports section, @SenBillCassidy was on the floor moments ago touting the importance of projects that would be funded by this legislation. Read more about the need for infrastructure upgrades in Louisiana in the Advocate.”

Ports

Tanner Magee

Contractors

  • National Governors Association: “Infrastructure is foundational to every aspect of our lives and Governors have been leading the call for action to fix now and invest in the future. Take a look at how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes a generational investment in America.”

National Govs

  • No Labels: “Most people said it couldn’t be done. But not @SenBillCassidy. The Senate just passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill on a resounding 69-30 vote. Senator Cassidy and our Senate allies got it done. Thank You @SenBillCassidy! It's a #BIDdeal”

No Labels

Shawn Wilson

  • National Association of Manufactures: “We are pleased with the Senate's progress towards passing this bill and look forward to assisting the Administration and States in bringing its benefits to life.”
  • American Trucking Association: “For nearly three decades, our nation and industry have been held hostage by empty promises—all talk, no action. Today, the Senate put America ahead of itself. Passage of this bipartisan infrastructure bill is a groundbreaking step toward revitalizing America’s decaying roads and bridges, supporting our supply chain and economy with the foundation they need to grow, compete globally and lead the world.”
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: “American Trucking Association: "For nearly three decades, our nation and industry have been held hostage by empty promises-all talk, no action. Today, the Senate put America ahead of itself. Passage of this bipartisan infrastructure bill is a groundbreaking step toward revitalizing America's decaying roads and bridges, supporting our supply chain and economy with the foundation they need to grow, compete globally and lead the world."

Other supporters include:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • Airports Council International North America
  • American Apparel & Footwear Association
  • American Concrete Pavement Association
  • American Concrete Pipe Association
  • American Concrete Pumping Association
  • American Consulting Engineers Council
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • American Council for Capital Formation
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Foundry Society
  • American Highway Users Alliance
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Iron & Steel Institute
  • American Public Transportation Association
  • American Rental Association
  • American Securities Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • Associated Equipment Distributors
  • Associated Wire Rope Fabricators
  • Association of American Railroads
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Auto Care Association
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Building America's Future
  • Build Together CEO Working Group
  • Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors
  • Community Transportation Association of American
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
  • Corn Refiners Association
  • Design-Build Institute of America
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • FP2, formerly the Foundation for Pavement Preservation
  • Independent Electrical Contractors
  • Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
  • Industrial Minerals Association – North America
  • Information Technology Industry Council
  • Institute of Manufacturers of Explosives
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • International Association of Iron Workers
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • International Society of Explosive Engineers
  • International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Laborers' International Union of North America
  • Major Metro Coalition
  • National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • National Association of Convenience Stores
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of County Engineers
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Remodeling Industry
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers
  • National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
  • National Associations of Truckstop Operators
  • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • National Independent Autodealers Association
  • National League of Cities
  • National Lime Association
  • National Mining Association
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • National Retail Federation
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors
  • National Steel Bridge Alliance
  • National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
  • National Waste & Recycling Association
  • North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
  • North America's Building Trades Unions
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Railway Supply Institute
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
  • Small Business Roundtable
  • Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America
  • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
  • Steel Manufacturers Association
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering Association
  • TechNet
  • The Council of State Governments
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
  • Tire Industry Association
  • Transport Workers Unions of America
  • Transportation Intermediaries Association
  • Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • Travel Goods Association
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization
  • U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
  • U.S. Travel Association
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • United Motorcoach Association

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