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U.S. Chamber, AFL-CIO Urge Infrastructure Bank
Release Date: 3/16/11, Contact: 888-249-NEWS WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a press conference today, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Member of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, announced legislation to create an infrastructure bank that would help close America’s widening infrastructure funding gap, create millions of American jobs in the next decade, and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who also attended the event, underscored the unique coalition of business and labor uniting around this initiative.
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2013Michael D. Shear >> Shutdowns make strange bedfellows. Case in point: A letter released Friday from the Chamber of Commerce, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the United Way urging Congress to reach a budget deal.
“As we often have in our history, our country benefits from strong differences of opinion on many important issues affecting both federal legislation and the federal government,” the letter says. “We believe it is important that we turn to the normal processes our government has for resolving these issues.”
The letter, signed by the presidents of the three organizations, adds: “We cannot afford to have either our government closed or our nation’s creditworthiness called into question as part of the way we resolve these important issues.”
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