An organization known as No Labels today kicked off a Delaware campaign to boost a bipartisan infrastructure bill in the President’s home state.
No Labels co-founder Admiral Dennis Blair introduced the statewide campaign via Zoom to boost the bipartisan infrastructure proposals from the G-21 Senate group and House Problem Solvers Caucus.
The effort will include an advertising buy in Delaware.
The bipartisan group is crafting a bill with a $1 trillion price tag, considerably lower than the $3 trillion-plus price tags of more ambitious proposals.
Views range from progressives seeking a more expansive bill with economic justice components to others on the right who believe almost any measure is unnecessary.
One area of disagreement has been how to pay for the bill. Biden has proposed an income tax increase for the wealthy while others have trotted out an increase in the gas tax.
It is generally agreed that investments in highways, rails, and the electric grid are needed after years of neglect.
The goal is to help “President Joe Biden deliver on his promise of bipartisanship through the launch of a statewide television ad campaign, grassroots organizing, and research in the state in support of a two-party solution,” a media alert from No Labels stated.
Charles Oberly, former Attorney General for Delaware and U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, and Ben duPont, managing director/co-founder of Chartline Capital Partners will co-chair the effort.
Current chairs of No Labels are Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
The effort has support from the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.