Van Hollen Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan:
“Our nation is at a turning point. We have before us the opportunity to modernize and build our infrastructure for the 21st century, tackle climate change, and generate millions of good-paying jobs to develop an economy that works for every American. As our economy and our workers continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to invest in our workforce and address inequities so we can rebuild stronger. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan will achieve these goals.
“I’m glad to see this package includes a number of Maryland priorities that I’ve fought for – including provisions to build out broadband, modernize our transit systems, eliminate dated infrastructure like Baltimore’s Highway to Nowhere, expand affordable housing, and build newer, better schools for our children. The American Jobs Plan also includes vitally-needed measures to end long-term unemployment and create a national climate bank to spur innovative renewable energy projects – these are two legislative initiatives I have introduced in the Senate and worked to develop with the Biden Administration. I’m committed to working to pass this bold plan in the Congress so we can strengthen our country and build a brighter future for every American.”
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