Federal Advocacy

In Brief: It's Infrastructure Week - Again

Image of article in June 2021 GFR

For many in Washington, D.C., there seems to be a longstanding joke that every week is infrastructure week. It is a topic that is often touted as bipartisan, and this is mostly true. Who could argue against better roads and bridges, safe and clean drinking water, or dependable utilities? Once you get into the messy business of determining what types of infrastructure we need and how to go about paying for it, however, agreement and bipartisanship generally starts to break down. With the 117th Congress moving further into its first year and a new administration, whether we will be able to get over previous hurdles to an infrastructure deal is still unclear.