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Statement on New Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

Published Jun 24, 2021 by A.J. Mistretta

U.S. Capitol

Statement attributable to Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership

“Today, a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House announced support for a bipartisan infrastructure framework. This framework calls for making significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure that is both needed and timely. Infrastructure investments to modernize our roads, transit, airports, and ports; advance efforts to build electric vehicle infrastructure; and connect communities through fast and affordable broadband coverage, all work to make our community safer, stronger, and more resilient.

While we are encouraged by this bipartisan deal, it will be critically important as the legislative process unfolds to ensure business, particularly our energy industry, is not saddled with tax increases which would harm their businesses and negatively impact regional employment at a time when our economy is recovering and our oil and gas companies are leading the world’s energy transition efforts.”

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