Black Mayors Applaud Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Plan
Published on April 01, 2021
(Washington, D.C.) — President Biden unveiled a sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure plan that would upgrade the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, create new jobs, and curb climate change. This comprehensive bill also prioritizes addressing racial inequities.
Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS (Newport News, VA) -- president of the African American Mayors Association -- issued the following statement in response:
“The Biden Administration’s proposed infrastructure plan would uplift communities across the nation. The plan promises bold action to address issues with broad bipartisan support, including improving our roads and bridges, making our infrastructure more environmentally-friendly, and expanding broadband access. All of this will create jobs and supercharge our economy. The plan also recognizes the fact that racial inequities have long plagued our infrastructure and takes steps to address it.
“For far too long, communities nationwide -- particularly communities of color -- have been stifled by poor investments in infrastructure. It’s time for change. Americans deserve modern, up-to-date infrastructure that also protects our environment. With President Biden’s sweeping infrastructure plan, we are getting closer to realizing that goal. Now, it’s up to Congress to get it passed.”