Business and labor groups come together to back bipartisan infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — A coalition of two dozen business and labor groups announced Thursday that they support the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan developed by a bipartisan group of senators and endorsed by President Joe Biden.

“We urge Congress to turn this framework into legislation that will be signed into law, and our organizations are committed to helping see this cross the finish line,” the groups said in a joint statement.

The organizations, which include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO, said that investing in the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, transit, water, energy and broadband infrastructure “will create middle-class family sustaining jobs.”

“Don’t let partisan differences get in the way of action — pass significant, meaningful infrastructure legislation now,” their statement said.

Other groups that signed the statement include the Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation,…

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