Washington, DC— Following President Biden’s signing today of a $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, People For President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Today, we are pleased to see President Biden sign vital legislation which will have an immediate and long-lasting impact on the lives of millions of Americans around the country. This infrastructure bill, which was passed with bipartisan support, will subsidize much-needed public works projects, including the expansion of broadband internet and public utilities access, in addition to bringing about much-needed improvements to our bridges and roads. We now look forward to seeing the House and Senate pass President Biden’s critically important Build Back Better agenda for addressing the existential threat of climate change as well as bolstering the country’s social safety net. Today’s passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill also offers renewed optimism that President Biden and Congress will soon turn to the passage the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act before next year’s all-important midterm elections. We are eager to see these critical democracy measures pass the Senate and be signed by President Biden.”
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