Pallone on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today on President Biden's transformational American Jobs Plan:
“There is no better way to rebuild our economy for the future than to modernize our badly aging infrastructure, and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is exactly what our nation needs right now to revitalize our communities. The President’s bold proposal will also combat the climate crisis by reducing carbon pollution and moving us towards a clean energy future.
“The President’s plan aligns with the LIFT America Act, which I introduced earlier this month with all Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats. Our legislation invests in clean and efficient energy, safe drinking water, expanded access to broadband, Brownfield cleanups, and improving our nation’s health care infrastructure.
“I commend the President for including a national Clean Electricity Standard in his plan that meets the same aggressive targets of the CLEAN Future Act and the investments necessary to make it a reality. The rest of the world is already embarking on a major transition to clean technology, and this plan positions us to not only compete but to lead the pack.
“Over the last year our nation has suffered tremendous loss from both the pandemic and the severe economic downturn. I’m hopeful that Congress can come together quickly to pass transformational infrastructure legislation that will fulfill President Biden’s commitment to Build Back Better so we can create millions of new jobs, combat the climate crisis, and ensure no community is left behind.”