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Biden pitches infrastructure plans in meeting with labor reps

February 19, 2021

While President Biden’s coronavirus relief plan is getting most of the public policy attention lately, his meeting this week with labor leaders also had infrastructure on the agenda.

“We rank something like 38th in the world in terms of our infrastructure – everything from canals to highways to airports,” Biden was quoted as saying, noting that it underscores the need to increase U.S. competitiveness in that area.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more than 230 trade groups on Wednesday urged Congress to enact comprehensive infrastructure legislation by July 4.

“Given the economic and unemployment conditions, and the bipartisan support that infrastructure enjoys in Congress, it appears that things could finally be lining up for a comprehensive infrastructure program,” said PHIA Managing Director Jason Wagner. “It would give a significant boost to the economy, in both the short and long term.”

We hope to have frequent updates as the initiative advances, and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the July 4 launch date.

 

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