Rep. Eshoo Applauds President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Calls It a “Modern Solution to Modern Challenges”

March 31, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement applauding President Biden’s American Jobs Plan:

“President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a visionary proposal to create millions of good-paying jobs while revitalizing America’s infrastructure and will bring the U.S. into the 21st century. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the state of American infrastructure a C- grade. For decades, our roads and bridges have crumbled, our transit systems and electric grid have failed to keep up with the modern world, our supply chains have made us dependent on foreign nations, and outdated buildings, hospitals, and water systems have endangered our citizens. My constituents have wasted countless hours choking in traffic, suffered hazardous power outages, and have struggled to find jobs despite obvious work and repairs needed in the community.

“This package invests in the American people by creating jobs across all industries that will make our nation stronger, more resilient, and more independent. It creates modern solutions to modern challenges and invests in groundbreaking research to move our nation forward. I’m especially proud that the plan includes drastically-needed broadband expansion, an effort I’ve been leading in Congress to bring internet to every American family no matter where they live. I especially appreciate the President’s recognition of the importance of community-owned broadband networks, as I’ve proposed in my bicameral bill, the Community Broadband Act. It also takes steps to combat one of the greatest issues of our time: the climate crisis.

“I look forward to working with the Administration and House leadership to get this transformative package passed, put Americans back to work, and invest in a better future for our nation.”