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March 31, 2021

Rep. Trone Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Trone Press, Trone.Press@mail.house.gov

Rep. Trone Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the below statement following the release of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a multi-trillion dollar investment to rebuild American infrastructure and create millions of good-paying jobs. 

“For decades, we haven’t invested in our people. We have failed to invest in our health care, education, workforce development, and child care systems, and we’ve allowed our physical infrastructure to crumble. Under President Biden’s leadership, we have a once in a generation opportunity to transform how we move from place to place, how we live at home, how we care for one another, and how we ensure the U.S. is globally competitive with a resilient economy.  

“Right now, folks in Maryland and across the country are suffering because of our outdated infrastructure. The lack of universal broadband is leaving students, workers, and rural communities behind. Crumbling roads and highways are creating traffic headaches and unsafe road conditions. Aging bridges that needed to be replaced years ago are putting commuters at risk every day. The American people deserve better than this.

“President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is exactly what we need to bring our nation’s infrastructure into the 21st century and create millions of good-paying jobs in the process. Too often, Congress has failed to think long-term and make the hard choices to invest in our country. That’s what the American Jobs Plan is all about.

“With this plan, we will be able to expand broadband access and bridge the digital divide in Western Maryland, work towards ending the congestion on I-270, expand important roadways like Route 15 in Frederick and I-81 in Hagerstown, and improve the aging infrastructure in our rural communities across Western Maryland to help spur economic growth.

“I look forward to working with President Biden, Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, and my colleagues in Congress to get this whole-of-government plan over the finish line. We need the American Jobs Plan now more than ever.”

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