Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb on Monday hailed President Biden’s signing into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — the largest investment in the nation’s public works in a decade.
NDP Chair Jane Kleeb’s statement:
“President Biden promised he was going to turn our country’s unemployment numbers around and invest real money into our communities and he is delivering. Nebraska will receive almost $3 billion to repair roads, bring broadband to rural Nebraska, ensure our water is safe to drink, transition to electric cars and strengthen our public transportation.
“Democrats are delivering shots in arms, money in pockets and now shovels in the ground. Republicans refuse to invest in America turning their backs on good-paying jobs. Democrats believe when you invest in our communities, everyone wins.”
The House will vote on Biden’s Build Back Better plan after the Congressional Budget Office issues an estimate of the bill’s cost. The Senate vote on the measure is expected before Christmas. The Build Back Better plan will invest in child care, family paid leave, community colleges and the climate crisis that is at our doorstep.
“Nebraska desperately needs these vital infrastructure investments,” Kleeb said. “Democrats are building the economy and creating jobs while Republicans are focusing on culture wars and Big Bird. We plan on taking our message to every county in our state as our candidates for governor, Legislature and Congress connect with voters to create change for our state.”