The state's main business lobbying group this week urged the entire New York congressional delegation to back the $1 trillion infrastructure package as doubts over the plan's final passage continue this week.
The group's statement in support of the meaure comes amid multiple deadlines hitting Congress on Thursday, including the passage of a measure to keep the federal government open or risk a shutdown.
At the same time, the infrastructure bill, a signature plan for President Joe Biden's administration that has won support from Democrats and Republicans in Congress, has been called into doubt amid a debate over a larger domestic spending bill that proposes to expand and reshape the naiton's safety net.
The infrastructure bill, the Business Council noted, would bring billions of dollars in economic productivty to New York alone.
“The Business Council supports the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and would like to urge swift passage, including full support from the New York State delegation," the group said in a statement. "Despite misinformation, this is an investment of over $500 billion into the nation’s infrastructure with approximately $27 billion in assets to New York State. Updating and repairing critical infrastructure is a win for everyone; taxpayers, businesses, and the economy.”