AUG. 11, 2021–WASHINGTON, D.C.— Yesterday, the United States Senate voted to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, marking a historic bipartisan commitment to restoring our nation’s infrastructure systems. The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) applauds the Senate for voting on this critical legislation, which, if passed, would direct funding towards critical investments in surface transportation, water systems, and broadband.
Ron Busby, President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. said the following about the Senate-passed BIF:
“The Senate’s passage of the legislation is a critical step towards securing a long-awaited investment in our nation’s infrastructure system. USBC has been advocating for this action since 2010. In addition, USBC priorities for contracting opportunities and broadband investment are included in the bill that will — at long last — codify the Minority Business Development Agency, representing a bipartisan commitment to investing in the growth of Black businesses across the country. This investment will especially help those in our community who have historically lacked access to broadband, expanding to Black-owned businesses everywhere an increased opportunity to grow, scale, and adapt.”
While the U.S. Black Chambers will continue to commend Senate leaders for their commitment to revitalizing our nation’s infrastructure, we will continue to call upon the House to support and pass this legislation, enabling it to become law. If enacted, the bipartisan infrastructure package will help modernize American infrastructure, expand critical broadband access, and provide a multitude of opportunities for Black-owned businesses and companies to remain competitive nationwide.
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