PRESS RELEASE: INVEST IN AMERICA ACTION APPLAUDS WARREN, MARKEY, LEVIN, AOC FOR BUILD GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS ACT

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March 18, 2021

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INVEST IN AMERICA ACTION APPLAUDS WARREN, MARKEY, LEVIN, AOC FOR BUILD GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS ACT 

Proposal Would Put America On Track To Come Back Stronger With Smart Large-Scale Investment

The United States Faces A $2.59 Trillion Shortfall In Infrastructure Needs And Has Invested Approximately Half Of What Is Required

American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Gave The U.S. A C- Overall Infrastructure Grade

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, alongside Representatives Andrew Levin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act, which would invest $500 billion in state, local, and tribal projects to modernize America’s infrastructure with clean energy.

“Innovative legislation like the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act is exactly what our country needs to build back smarter and come back stronger than ever,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America Action. “The overwhelming popularity of the American Rescue Plan’s large-scale public investments are proof that Americans want our leaders to be bold when tackling our nation’s problems — from the sky high unemployment to inequality. This proposal from Senators Warren and Markey and Representatives Levin and Ocasio-Cortez builds on that model by creating millions of new, better paying jobs by going big with infrastructure and clean energy investment.”

According to a recent poll from Data For Progress and Invest in America, 67% of voters, including 77% of Democrats, 59% of Independents, and 61% of Republicans, support creating jobs through public investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and American manufacturing in order to fully recover from the economic downturn the pandemic created.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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