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Building America's Future Statement on President-Elect Biden's American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. – January 15, 2021 – Today, Building America’s Future Co-Chairs, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, issued the following statements in response to President-Elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.  

The Plan will encompass two phases with the first focusing on immediate relief in the form of such things as targeted $1400 checks, expanded unemployment insurance, state and local funding, accelerate vaccine roll out and assist in opening more schools.  The second phase will target initiatives to promote economic recovery including a robust infrastructure plan that will be announced next month.

“A big and bold infrastructure plan is desperately needed to kick start our economy and create thousands of good-paying middle-class jobs.  We look forward to working with the Biden Administration to build back better,” said Governor Ed Rendell.

“We expect that President-Elect Biden’s infrastructure plan will be robust, as it should be because the coronavirus has put a damper on everything.  It’s time for Republicans and Democrats come together to rebuild our country” said Secretary Ray LaHood.

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