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Building bridges: Why bipartisan infrastructure deal is a win for America’s moderates

By August 9, 2021No Comments

President Joe Biden, with a bipartisan group of senators, speaks Thursday June 24, 2021, outside the White House in Washington. Biden invited members of the group of 21 Republican and Democratic senators to discuss the infrastructure plan. From left are, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Biden, Sen, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., rear, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.. Jacquelyn Martin, AP

USA Today just published Keith Allred’s piece describing the most important headlines from CommonSense American’s early infrastructure poll results. He writes,

“Only by maintaining the fiction that the other side is more extreme than they really are can the far right and the far left stoke fear and anger.”

The more than 1,200 members of NICD’s CommonSense American program who have weighed in so far and are having a real impact on the infrastructure debate. The sooner you join and weigh in, the more influence your views will have.
If you haven’t joined yet, you still have a real opportunity to influence the debate. You can join by going to:
Our work is getting a lot of attention. There are many steps yet to go to sign a sensible bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. We’ve made it clear in our communications with Congress that our work is ongoing and have promised to update them as more members complete the questionnaire.
Additional Updates:
  • Feedback from Key Senators: We’ve shared the early results with about a dozen of the key senators leading the bipartisan effort to pass a commonsense infrastructure legislation. They have really appreciated our work and have asked us to keep them updated as more results come in.
  • The rest of the Senate: We’re now sharing our results more broadly with the Senate, including the USA Today piece.
  • Onto the House: The prospects that a sound infrastructure bill passes the Senate are not certain but promising at this moment. If and when it does pass the Senate, it will go to the House of Representatives were it appears to face a stiffer challenge from both conservatives and liberals. Our infrastructure brief is a hot item in the House. One congressman was passing out copies to colleagues on the House floor. The brief has generated real interest in what Americans like you think once they’ve had a chance to become informed on the issue. We’ve promised to get back to them with our early results, which we’re now starting to do.
  • New Video: Check out our cool new video featuring Senator Bill Cassidy and others talking about our early success:–_XjzueU.
Thanks again for the time you’ve already taken to share your views on infrastructure. We’re having a real impact. By finishing the questionnaire soon, you can make sure your voice is heard on the biggest issue in Congress today.

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