Statement on Infrastructure Agreement

June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today issued the below statement following the announcement of a bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

From Eric Hoplin, President and CEO:

We are encouraged by the work of the bipartisan group of Senators and the Biden administration in reaching an initial infrastructure agreement. Investing in America’s future is critical for the wholesale distribution industry, and modernizing our infrastructure would help the supply chain more efficiently move goods and materials to American businesses and consumers across the country.

However, President Biden cannot improve the country’s infrastructure by pairing a bipartisan infrastructure bill with other legislation that increases taxes on small businesses and wholesaler-distributors that have spent the past year fighting to operate safely, move products to customers, and keep their businesses alive during an unprecedented pandemic.