Dear Representative:

The undersigned organizations ask you to place common sense parameters on the next legislation to address our nation’s infrastructure. As our economy continues to recover from the pandemic, it is essential to act in a fiscally responsible manner. Doing otherwise could exacerbate inflation, disrupt the still tenuous job market, and place additional burdens on struggling families.

Our infrastructure challenges are long-term, not immediate or sudden. To tackle these problems, the solutions also must be comprehensive, realistic, and enduring. Using the COVID-19 pandemic or threat of climate change to bypass long-established budgetary rules designed to bring discipline to federal infrastructure spending, would be fiscally reckless. With taxpayers facing a $3 trillion deficit this year, and facing $12 trillion in additional deficits over the next decade, Congress must instead do the tough work of prioritizing federal investments in policies and programs that provide the greatest return on investment and support long-term economic development.

We write to offer suggestions on what to do and, just as importantly, what not to do in the upcoming infrastructure package.

Our organizations are concerned about debt, deficits, and the burdens that unprecedented federal spending is placing on future generations. We also support investments in our nation’s infrastructure. We ask you to exercise fiscal constraint when crafting this legislative package to address what are very real infrastructure needs in the United States. This is a debate that cannot wait any longer.

Taxpayers for Common Sense

60 Plus Association

Americans for Prosperity

Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Center for Individual Freedom

Citizen Outreach

Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Freedom Foundation of Minnesota


Heartland Institute

Independent Women’s Forum

Independent Women’s Voice

Iowans for Tax Relief

Institute for Policy Innovation

John Locke Foundation

National Center for Public Policy Research

National Taxpayers Union

R Street Institute

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council

Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Truth in Accounting

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