Step Forward for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:
Today’s action by the U.S. House of Representatives sets a date by which to move forward on the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. For far too long our nation has failed to invest in the critical, fundamental infrastructure that the American people want, need and deserve. While today’s action is progress, we also know that too often in Congress a certain date is not a date certain.
The working men and women of LIUNA are counting on Congress to seize the moment, finish the job and pass this transformative bipartisan legislation without delay. We commend Congressman Gottheimer and other Democrats who kept their eye on the prize by resisting efforts to hold infrastructure investment hostage, and by fighting to quickly pass this bipartisan legislation.
The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.