As Americans Rate Political Division As Top Issue Facing Nation, Governor Hogan Leads No Label Push For Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The Hill reported Governor Hogan and former Senator Joe Lieberman “are leading” a joint campaign with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, No Labels, and a coalition of “over 130 former government officials, trade groups and business executives” to urge President Biden to support the bipartisan infrastructure package being proposed in the House and Senate. This effort includes a new ad campaign in Delaware that features President Biden throughout his political career “stressing the importance of bipartisanship.”

This comes as a new Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service poll finds that voters rate “division in the country’ as the most important issue facing them personally.” According to the same poll, “an overwhelming majority of voters polled believe that compromise for the purpose of getting results is far more important than ideological purity.”

The current infrastructure plans currently being negotiated with the White House have been proposed by a bipartisan group of Senators and members of the House who Governor Hogan convened in Annapolis for two-day infrastructure summit, including Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Mitt Romney, and the chairs of the House Problem Solvers Caucus.

Governor Hogan has been focused on gaining bipartisan consensus on a federal infrastructure bill since 2019, when as Chair of the National Governors Association, he launched a national initiative on rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure. Many of the proposals of Governor Hogan’s initiative, including incentivizing public-private partnerships to pay for infrastructure, have now been adopted in the House and Senate frameworks.