Washington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Executive Director Tim Storey released the following statement following the Senate’s approval of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that would provide $1.2 trillion in core infrastructure investments:
"The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) congratulates the bipartisan group of senators for their leadership in, and commitment to, finding common ground by moving the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. It’s taken tremendous work and creativity on their part to get the legislation to this point. America’s legislators urge members of the House and Senate to build on the momentum and finalize an investment package that addresses the nation’s dire infrastructure needs as soon as possible. NCSL is eager to work with Congress and the administration to help them understand the urgency of why this is a paramount priority for states and how best to design a program that leverages the power of the states to get America moving again.”
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.