AAM Statement: Factory Workers and Manufacturers are Ready to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives on Friday voted to pass a $1.2 trillion investment package to rebuild America’s infrastructure. The passing of this legislation offers a historic opportunity to boost America’s competitiveness, revitalize supply chains that have moved offshore, create strong jobs for American workers, and strengthen our national security.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“The House of Representatives has given its approval, and now the long journey to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure can really begin as soon as President Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

“America’s factory workers and manufacturers stand ready and willing to rebuild roads, bridges, the electric grid, public transit, water systems, and so much more. We’re also ready to build our clean energy future, from solar panels and wind turbines to electric vehicle charging stations. That is why it is so encouraging to see that the investment bill passed today by the House includes strong Buy America provisions to ensure these resources are reinvested back into our workers, companies, and communities. We should avoid sending taxpayer money overseas when this work can be done here at home.

“We’re truly grateful for all the Senators and Members of Congress who lent support to this effort, as well as the strong leadership of the Biden administration. Let’s get to work.”