USTMA URGES HOUSE TO PASS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT
WASHINGTON, August 10, 2021 – Today, the Senate voted 69-30 to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, sending the bipartisan package to the House for further consideration. The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has supported the negotiations and praised the release of the final package for its inclusion of research provisions that would advance scrap tire markets. Now, USTMA turns its attention to the House, urging the chamber to act on the package without delay.
“Congress cannot let this opportunity pass to make a generational investment in our nation’s infrastructure,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “The economic, societal and environmental merits of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act speak for themselves, and Members of Congress should evaluate and vote on the bill based on those facts alone. It is my hope – and that of all members of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association – that the House swiftly passes this package.”
Although the House is not scheduled to meet during the month of August and the first half of September, urgency continues to grow for the body to take up the measure and for the bill to be signed into law.
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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. The association’s 13 member companies operate 57 tire-related manufacturing facilities in 17 states and generate more than $27 billion in annual sales. The industry directly supports more than a quarter million U.S. jobs – totaling almost $20 billion in wages. USTMA advances a sustainable tire manufacturing industry through thought leadership and a commitment to science‐based public policy advocacy. The association’s member company tires make mobility possible. USTMA members are committed to continuous improvement of the performance of their products, worker and consumer safety and environmental stewardship. For more information visit www.USTires.org and follow USTMA on Twitter @USTires.