Biden continues bipartisan push for jobs plan

Members of the Biden administration are continuing to pitch the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan to lawmakers and American citizens alike, with both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris touting the proposed legislation at separate events on Monday. 

What You Need To Know

  • President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke about the proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan on Monday 
  • Harris traveled to North Carolina to visit Guilford Technical Community College, where she called the plan a “once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure”
  • President Biden, joined by transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, will meet with a bipartisan
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Capito critical of Biden plan: Senator asks for bipartisan investments in nation’s infrastructure | News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has made it clear she does not support all of Pres. Joe Biden’s more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, but she will insist that any infrastructure plan that is passed will include money for the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway.

“That must be part of it,” she said, referring to the federal 80 percent match of highway and bridge construction projects.

Both projects are stalled, with construction being done piecemeal as money becomes available. Total cost to complete the Coalfield Expressway has been estimated at about $1 billion by the state

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