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ACC Comments on House Approval of Infrastructure Legislation

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WASHINGTON (July 1, 2021) - The U.S. House of Representatives moved forward on investing in our nation’s infrastructure by approving Congressman DeFazio’s (D-OR), the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. In addition to providing $715 billion for physical infrastructure improvements, the legislation will reauthorize the Surface Transportation Act, which was set to expire at the end of September.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) released the following statement regarding passage of the bill:

“The U.S. business of chemistry will be central to the rebuilding effort since we depend on and contribute to a stronger and better infrastructure. Today’s House vote underscores the clear need to approve a long-term reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Act and provide funding for much needed physical infrastructure improvements – both are critical to keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive.

“Just as importantly, the House approved several key provisions that we urge the Senate to adopt as part of their package, including the promotion of advanced construction materials, review of materials procurement and building out infrastructure for electric vehicles. We are committed to working with the Administration and leaders of both parties in Congress to modernize our nation’s aging infrastructure.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $486 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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