NewDEAL Statement on President Biden’s Announcement of The American Jobs Plan
Proposal Represents Transformational Investment in America’s States and Cities
Washington, D.C. – Today, the NewDEAL released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of The American Jobs Plan:
Forward-thinking leaders across the country recognize how lack of investment in infrastructure has hurt our economic competitiveness and exacerbated inequality. We have seen many state and local initiatives to fund infrastructure projects that create jobs and support economic development, while also responding to the impacts of climate change, but a national strategy has long been desperately needed. President Biden’s infrastructure package represents the bold leadership required to revitalize, rebuild, and retool our economy, from making our transportation networks cleaner and more efficient to setting the vital goal of getting all Americans online, all while creating millions of jobs. In our moment of national crisis, as the pandemic deepens so many major challenges, the American Jobs Plan presents a unique opportunity to invest in a brighter future and it would provide an enormous boost to state and local leaders on the frontlines of these issues.
NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), is a selective national network of state and local elected officials who are pro-growth progressives, with Honorary Co-Chairs U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and former Delaware Governor Jack Markell. Members of the 160-person network covering 47 states have been chosen from among more than 1500 nominations over its nine-year history, and are working to enact pro-growth progressive solutions in a diverse array of communities. The network of rising leaders has included more than 20 who have ascended to higher office since the fall of 2018, such as five members elected to Congress during that time.
The NewDEAL brings together leaders focused on expanding opportunity, helping them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly-earned and sustainable. Learn more about the NewDEAL at http://www.newdealleaders.org/