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We finally have a president pushing for a big, bold infrastructure package – not an "Infrastructure Week" photo-op, but an actual investment in our country, our workers, and our economy.

Building on the ideas I laid out in my transformational infrastructure bill that passed the House last year, President Biden's American Jobs Plan will bring our nation's infrastructure into the 21st century and create millions of jobs in the process. In fact, the American Jobs Plan will create 2.7 million jobs by 2030 and grow the nation's GDP by 3.8% by 2024.

There have been enormous job losses during the pandemic. There has never been a better time to invest in job creation than right now. And we can put people to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, modernizing our transportation system, shoring up our utilities, and updating the technology that supports our civic life.

Republicans will whine about costs, but don't be fooled. We're going to make our tax code work for working families by ending corporate tax favors and special interest giveaways. The corporations that have made billions in profits using America's infrastructure are finally going to pay their fair share to support it.

By closing tax loopholes big enough to drive a truck through, our country will build bridges strong enough to drive a truck on.

I've been fighting for a long-term infrastructure plan for years, and I won't stop until it's done. I will continue to work with the Biden Administration and my colleagues in the House to get this package passed.

This is the moment we've been waiting for. Let's build back better and smarter!


Posted on May 19, 2021.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

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