As President Biden rolls out his ambitious infrastructure plan, he faces one of his first major challenges, garnering enough support from the business community to ease Congressional passage. With the proposed tax hike, many businesses are weary of embracing the roughly $2 trillion package. As trade associations and other groups vow to lobby against this tax increase, the Biden administration is wading through uncharted waters considering the same community of business professionals embraced his earlier legislation, the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, and have long been calling for infrastructure investments provided in the proposal. While the tax increase has ignited an industry-wide debate, Forbes Tate Partners’ own Stacey Rolland provides a grounding perspective to this ordeal in a statement to The Hill. In the article detailing the gridlock between Biden, Republicans, and the business community, Rolland explains,
“It’s clear there’s a potential for the business community to support a broader infrastructure plan, something that they’ve long called for, and it’s important to remember we’re only at the very beginning of this process…There will be a lot of work, discussions with members, and negotiations ahead to strike the right balance for passage.”
To read more about Rolland’s perspective and the debate the administration faces, click here.
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Forbes Tate Partners is a bipartisan, integrated full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in government relations, communications, grassroots advocacy and third-party coordination, coalition management, and business development. The firm develops and implements strategies and campaigns related to tax, health care, financial services, trade, energy, telecommunications, appropriations, outdoor recreation and natural resource management, and agriculture. Longtime strategists Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate, Jr. founded the firm in 2012.