Washington (March 31, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement regarding President Joseph Biden’s newly announced $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan.
“Our country needs a roadmap for recovery that addresses the intersecting crises we face -- climate change, a public health pandemic, racial injustice, and economic inequality. Today, President Biden put forward a plan that makes important investments in our nation’s infrastructure, creates millions of jobs, and combats our climate crisis. The final package that Congress must pass in the coming months must be bold and transformational. I will be pushing for legislation that centers justice and repairs harms to communities, creates good-paying union jobs as part of a clean energy economy, and most critically, enacts change with the speed and urgency demanded by the scope of the crises we face. I look forward to working with the Biden administration and my colleagues to pass that package.”