Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to North Carolina to tout the administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, saying “it will be the largest jobs investment our country has made since World War II.”
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Harris spoke at a community college just outside High Point, N.C., and said the plan will “build up our nation’s communities, and it will put our nation back to work.”
“A pipe fitter in Chicago could get a good job replacing lead pipes in their own city, an electrician in Helena could get a good job laying broadband lines a few towns over,” she said.
“A forklift operator right here in Greensboro could get a good job fixing the road they drive on every day.”
Harris said the plan seeks to make broadband available everywhere in the U.S. and invest in the country’s water infrastructure by replacing all of America’s lead service lines.
She said it would also “invest in workforce development in a big way.”
“The American Jobs Plan is not just about fixing what has been, it is about building what can be,” she said.