Senate Democrats today released a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that will invest in many priorities not included in the proposed bipartisan infrastructure bill. The BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“The bipartisan infrastructure bill was only the start of the investments we need to retool and rebuild the American manufacturing sector, repair and modernize our infrastructure, grow clean energy and energy efficiency, and invest in the care economy to support workers and communities. This budget resolution can meet the moment we’re in—building back better by creating good-paying, union jobs for working people around the country, addressing racial and economic inequality, and making dramatic emissions reductions to tackle the climate crisis.
“We look forward to working to make sure that these bold investments deliver for working people and communities that are struggling. This includes passing policies that protect workers’ right to organize unions, as well as other labor and domestic content standards that will ensure taxpayers get the most for their money.”