Washington, DC – Today, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached agreement on legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure. This bipartisan package has been a top priority for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), with 374 bipartisan mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia recently signing onto a letter urging lawmakers to complete and pass the legislation. In response to this new agreement, USCM President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley released the following statement:

“This agreement shows what mayors have long proven: bipartisanship is still possible. By leaving politics aside, lawmakers were able to put America’s interests first and now have an opportunity to make a lasting mark on American cities. Mayors know that simply going back to the old normal is not good enough. We need to build an economy that is more sustainable, reliable, and just. Federal investment in America’s infrastructure has lagged woefully behind for years, but this plan will help us spring forward, create good jobs, and allow communities to flourish. We urge the Senate and House to work together to quickly send a final bill to the president for his signature.”