Washington, D.C. – Today, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement following President Biden’s endorsement of the Senate bipartisan infrastructure agreement:
“The National League of Cities commends President Biden for his focus on reaching a bipartisan deal with Senators on infrastructure. Cities and towns know that today’s breakthrough was important for Congress to move forward to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. Our communities must be connected – both physically and virtually – as we continue to recover from the pandemic and rebuild our neighborhoods and regions. Washington works for all of us when we see bipartisan momentum on critical issues.
“We thank the bipartisan group of senators and the Biden-Harris Administration for their leadership and collaboration on moving this framework forward, and for their commitment to finding common ground to ensure the standard of living for all Americans is improved. We are eager to see the details of the plan as negotiations continue, particularly how infrastructure workforce training will be included to ensure that we have a local, trained workforce to build and maintain these critical physical assets and to ensure that funds already dedicated to COVID-19 relief for America’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages remain intact.”
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