On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to encourage your strong support for H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, when it is brought before the House for a vote.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a historic step toward making necessary and long-overdue investments across all sectors of our nation’s infrastructure. In addition to making once-in-a-generation investments that will reach every corner of this country and benefit every American, this legislation will create hundreds of thousands of good jobs for American workers, and contains a number of long-sought priorities that benefit and protect workers across every mode of our transportation network.
We also urge your strong support for H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. Beyond making billions of dollars in additional investments in transportation, the Build Back Better Act will help lower health care costs, increase affordable housing, and provide stronger labor standards and enforcement that are absolutely essential to working people in this country.
TTD has long called for a bold infrastructure plan that rises to the demands of the 21st century, a call that was reiterated last month by our 33-member executive committee. By pairing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Build Back Better Act with strong, pro-worker policies and protections, these two pieces of legislation will undoubtedly be one of the greatest job-creation tools put forward by the federal government in our nation’s history.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the result of bipartisan negotiations and enjoyed strong support in the Senate. We encourage every member of the House to now follow suit and enact this historic, generational investment in workers and our nation’s infrastructure. We also urge your strong support for American families by passing the Build Back Better Act.