(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Real Estate Roundtable congratulates congressional policymakers and the Biden administration for their bipartisan efforts in passing the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. Legislation that will improve the nation’s infrastructure, spur economic growth and advance national efforts to combat the climate crisis.
Real Estate Roundtable Chair John Fish (Chairman and CEO, Suffolk) said, “The real estate industry has long been committed to an ambitious vision for infrastructure. The passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill by Congress is an historic opportunity to position our nation for sustainable growth and greater economic prosperity. Thank you to Members of Congress for coming together and supporting this critical legislation. I urge President Biden to sign the legislation as soon as possible so we can get shovels in the ground and start building a brighter future.”
Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer, “This infrastructure bill will repair and upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, mass transit, high-speed rail, broadband, power grid, water pipes, electric vehicle charging stations, and other critical infrastructure. We applaud this investment in our nation’s future and look forward to the jobs, communities and progress it will support.”
DeBoer added, “The Roundtable also is encouraged that the bill emphasized the expanded use of public-private partnerships to reach infrastructure goals – as well as measures that will streamline the federal permitting process and improve key federal energy data that support EPA building labels.”
The Real Estate Roundtable brings together leaders of the nation’s top publicly-held and privately-owned real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy.
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