BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Senate Democrats’ Jobs and Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers
The BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director Kim Glas responds to Senate Democrats’ plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2018) – Today, Senate Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion plan to strengthen and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:
“We applaud Senate Democrats for proposing real investments in our nation’s infrastructure that would create millions of quality jobs while also building more efficient and resilient systems for generations to come.
“This infrastructure package crucially ensures the creation of quality, American jobs with the inclusion of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions and expanded Buy America policies, and is aimed at accelerating projects while adhering to environmental protections, all of which will help to create good jobs in local communities across the country.
“Our Making the Grade 2.0 report showed that investments like these—in our water systems, energy grid, transportation infrastructure, and schools—can create millions of good jobs across our economy.
“We applaud Senate Democrats for putting forth this bold plan today. These are the kinds of investments and principles that should be adhered to in a bipartisan solution to repair the crumbling systems that we rely on every day.”