Energy Conference: Decarbonization - A Business Perspective REGISTER

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association joined a list of more than 120 national, state and local business and manufacturing organizations on Thursday in calling for Congress to advance bipartisan infrastructure framework.

“Manufacturers have spent years calling for bold, bipartisan infrastructure investments that bolster America’s competitiveness, and now is the time to act on this historic opportunity,” the groups wrote in a letter. “Businesses have highlighted the need for robust infrastructure investment through multiple administrations and watched as previous congressional sessions ended with no long-term plan of action.

“As an elected leader, you have the chance to realize the promise of American economic prosperity by working with your colleagues to enact the bipartisan framework that was recently announced.”

A key procedural vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan failed to pass the full Senate on Wednesday. But the 22 Democratic and GOP senators drawing up the plan said they hope to release and push ahead with a bill “in the coming days.” Biden, himself, said on a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday that he believes the Senate will vote on Monday to advance the framework.

To read the full letter, click here.