Press Release

ATA President Commends House for Passing INVEST in America Act

Challenges Senate to Pass Infrastructure Legislation

Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act:

“The House majority not only introduced an infrastructure bill, they passed it. Chairman DeFazio is to be commended for having the courage to lead an issue critical to our nation’s economy and future.

“It’s now time for the Senate to stop talking about infrastructure and actually do something about it. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed its portion of a bill a year ago, and like the House-passed bill, it too includes climate change provisions. If Senators object to the House bill, then they should pass something they would support. It’s called legislating.

“Hard-working Americans depend on infrastructure to do their jobs – and they’re growing impatient waiting for Congress to do theirs.”