Neal Applauds Biden’s American Jobs Plan
SPRINGFIELD, MA—Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement applauding President Biden’s American Jobs Plan:
“While on the campaign trail, President Biden promised Americans he would Build Back Better, and today’s announcement is the next step in capitalizing on this once-in-a-century moment to create a stronger, safer, greener, and more sustainable America for all. Much has been lost at the hands of this devastating pandemic, and this is the time to invest in our nation’s infrastructure to reinvigorate our economy and uplift workers and families.
“The President’s plan recognizes that some things are not negotiable—Americans need access to clean drinking water; underserved communities need long overdue access to broadband; and we must act aggressively on countering the effects of climate change. Most of all, Americans need to be able to count on the resiliency of our infrastructure to keep us competitive on the global stage and to keep our economy roaring forward in the better days that lie ahead.
“I’m hopeful that Congress can once again come together, build on the success of the American Rescue Plan, and make President Biden’s infrastructure package law. We cannot miss this chance to level the playing field for communities that have been left behind and spread opportunity for all Americans. The Ways and Means Committee welcomes this ambitious proposal and looks forward to working with the Biden Administration on crafting legislation that can garner wide support and deliver for the American people.”