Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, on the Senate’s agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure deal:
“The Bipartisan Policy Center applauds the leadership displayed by Senators from both parties and the White House in reaching the framework for a deal today. These historic investments in America’s physical infrastructure will spur employment, lay the groundwork to reach our climate goals, and modernize our infrastructure networks for the 21st century.
“Bold infrastructure legislation has long been a priority at BPC. The agreement today reflects principles outlined in BPC’s proposed plan to rebuild American infrastructure, with a level of spending that falls in between initial proposals put forth by Democrats and Republicans. Importantly, through bipartisan cooperation, members of Congress did the hard work of coming together and hashing out a tough agreement. This once again proves that Republicans and Democrats can come together to make meaningful progress pursuing priorities for the American people.
“Despite broad support from both sides of the aisle, efforts to enact ambitious federal investments in our nation’s infrastructure have failed in recent years, and the bipartisan collaboration exhibited by the White House and Senators from both parties deserves recognition. While much work lies ahead, as this Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework proposal advances through the legislative process, we look forward to working with members of Congress to help this crucial package become law. This agreement will make a difference in the lives of Americans for the rest of this decade, and beyond.”