Third Way Applauds Biden and Senators on Historic Infrastructure Deal to Move the US Forward on Jobs and Climate
Washington — Third Way released the following statement from Jim Kessler, Executive Vice President for Policy:
"Many said a meaningful bipartisan package was impossible. Not to President Joe Biden and not to the bipartisan group of Senators led by Sens. Sinema and Portman who reached a historic deal on infrastructure that will create thousands of American jobs and bring us several critical steps closer to reaching our climate goals. The package includes investments that will bring new clean energy technologies to the market, modernize the power grid, connect more people to broadband, reduce emissions from fossil fuels, keep carbon-free nuclear power plants running, promote domestic battery production, cut energy use and costs for low-income households, and spur economic growth.
"President Biden promised he would work with both sides to get things done, get Americans back to work, and tackle some of the greatest crises we face. He is delivering, getting America vaccinated and back on its feet quickly. Now, this Administration and Congress are taking huge and vital steps to build back better.
"There is still much more work to be done. Congress must pass this bill, as well as a bold reconciliation bill that tackles additional pressing issues for workers, our economy, and the climate. But this is a vital step forward, and we look forward to this framework advancing alongside another bold bill."