WASHINGTON – Ambassador Katherine Tai today released the following statement after the United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
“Today’s overwhelmingly bipartisan vote brings us one step closer to making historic, once-in-a-generation infrastructure investments that will create millions of good-paying union jobs and decades of economic growth. The bill will improve our roads, bridges and ports, build resilient energy networks that combat climate change, and strengthen our supply chains. Finally, the strong Buy America provisions will support our workers and revitalize domestic industries while maintaining America’s competitive edge.
“The infrastructure deal, along with our worker-centered trade policy, demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s full commitment to investing in our workers and creating economic opportunity for overlooked communities so we can place America on the strongest footing possible to compete in the world economy for years to come. I congratulate President Biden on this important step forward and urge the House of Representatives to quickly pass this bill so we can continue building back better.”