WASHINGTON — The United Steelworkers (USW) union, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) all praised the Senate's passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on August 10, calling it a victory for the country and bipartisanship.
But Tire Industry Association CEO Roy Littlefield took a more cautious approach, saying that while TIA usually supports infrastructure bills, "we are reserving judgment on it."
The legislation passed with a 69-30 vote, with 19 Republicans joining 50 Democrats.
"The men and women who carry this economy on trucks thank those senators who had the courage to bridge the partisan divide, putting the interests of our nation above politics," ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said in a statement. "For nearly three decades, our nation and industry have been held hostage by empty promises — all talk, no action. Today, the Senate put America ahead of itself."