S.C. Chamber Issues Action Alert To Membership, Calls For Roads Vote This Week
February 22, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – State Chamber of Commerce President Ted Pitts released the below statement after the Chamber issued an Action Alert to its full membership encouraging members to contact their Senator and tell them to put an end to the filibuster and vote on the roads package this week.
“The Senate needs to pass a roads bill this week. South Carolinians are tired of hearing our senators tell us they agree that we need to fix our unsafe roads and structurally deficient bridges, but then never seeing a vote on the issue. The business community is taking notice of the Senate’s continued inaction and we urge senators to do their job and vote to pass a roads package that increases funding, holds the DOT accountable, and fixes our roads and bridges once and for all. We are monitoring this debate closely.”
All senators received an “in progress” on the 2015 legislative scorecard issued annually by the Chamber. The inability of the Senate to make any significant progress on roads left the business community with insufficient results upon which to gauge the Senate’s performance. We continue to highlight the urgency to address the state’s infrastructure needs this week.