The National Association of Counties (NACo) responded to the infrastructure framework agreed to by President Biden and a bipartisan group of Senators. The framework includes a surface transportation reauthorization and other infrastructure legislation, including water, stormwater, and broadband projects.

NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase said:

“We are encouraged that President Biden and lawmakers from both political parties are a step closer to addressing major infrastructure across America. The framework laid out in the bipartisan compromise on an infrastructure package would help counties rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and economy.

“Counties play a major role in maintaining critical infrastructure. We own 44 percent of the nation’s road miles and nearly 40 percent of all bridges. We are also involved in the vast majority of public transportat