WASHINGTON, DC – Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, which received $1.64 billion in funding.
“As part of a decades-long drive to enact a historic infrastructure bill, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a successful campaign in February 2021 to bring the unsuccessful Brent Spence Bridge to the attention of Congress. Highlighted as the type of project in need: The nearly 60-year-old bridge, which crosses 3% of our country’s GDP each year, has become a notorious chokepoint for commerce, workers, and families.
“Today, $1.64 billion in funding was awarded, delivering on decades of infrastructure promise. I commend the other Republican and Democratic elected officials who are helping advance the .This announcement today honors the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. made possible by the sustained advocacy of many state and local chambers in the region, including
“Infrastructure investment and employment law are excellent case studies of how bipartisanship can lead to progress on great initiatives. To do so, we will continue to focus on building coalitions across the aisle in both the House and Senate.”