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Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce applauds President Biden's signing of bipartisan infrastructure bill

 

The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce applauds Presidents Biden signing of the historic bipartisan infrastructure bill that will provide a critical boost to the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, tunnels and ports, and ensure the United States’ continued ability to maintain its status as the greatest economic powerhouse in the world. 
 
It takes no more than a cursory review for even a layman to conclude that the current state of our nation’s infrastructure is beyond unacceptable, and frankly shameful for the world’s largest and most powerful economy. 
 
The American Society of Civil Engineers earlier this year gave the nation’s infrastructure a C- score; roughly 20% of America’s highways and major roadways – and more than 45,000 bridges – are in poor condition. These sobering facts underscore the danger and difficulty of resting our hopes and plans for economic growth on crumbling infrastructure. 
 
The legislation’s investment in broadband, the power grid and public transit will also provide crucial upgrades to our archaic systems and supply the US economy with the necessary tools to continue outperforming economic expectations, as it has done since its inception.
The business community is in staunch agreement: the bipartisan infrastructure bill is good for Main Street and Wall Street, it is good for its businesspeople, and it is good for the country’s standing on the global stage. 
This legislation, now law, will augment the United States’ already dominant and dynamic economy, and will serve to make a profound impact not only on the lives all Americans, but also business leaders, entrepreneurs, and laypeople across the globe.
We applaud your efforts to introduce this legislation in Congress and your amplification of this desperately needed and long overdue initiative. It is both reassuring and exciting that you and your administration have made investments in our nation’s infrastructure a top priority, and for that we thank and applaud you. 
 
Sincerely, 
Duvi Honig
Founder & CEO, Orthodox Jewish Chamber