April 20, 2021/Media, Press

Vice President Harris’ Visit To North Carolina Showcased Vision For Economic Future With “Good Jobs” For All Americans

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Greensboro and High Point yesterday to highlight the American Jobs Plan, a proposal she calls a “giant leap into the future.” The American Jobs Plan will reimagine and rebuild America’s economy, from repairing roads and bridges to ensuring access to rural broadband and creating clean energy jobs. 

Read what they’re saying about the Vice President’s visit: 

Greensboro News & Record: “Harris saluted job training and green manufacturing with an intensive tour of some of the Triad’s educational and business landmarks…Her message: America always reaches for the highest goals, and the Biden Administration will not let challenges stop the American Jobs Plan…The infrastructure component of the plan, Harris said, is designed to affect whole communities. After all, America built the Transcontinental Railway, put electricity in every home and went to the moon.”

News & Observer: “It would also expand broadband internet, an issue that has gotten increased attention in North Carolina after a year of mostly remote learning until students went back to in-person school this spring.Harris said the plan will create millions of jobs. ‘It’s about good jobs. Good jobs for every worker. Good jobs for every worker, everywhere,’ Harris said.”

High Point Enterprise: “‘This is a historical moment,’ Pratt told the High Point Enterprise. ‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.’ Harris, the nation’s first Black and first woman vice president, made the visit as part of the campaign by President Joe Biden’s administration to pass a massive infrastructure program through Congress. The American Jobs Plan would craft a $1.9 trillion stimulus package focused on infrastructure needs, such as repairing aging or deteriorating highways and bridges.”

Associated Press: “Vice President Kamala Harris visited central North Carolina on Monday to pitch the Biden administration’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, calling it a ‘once-in-a-lifetime, once-in-a-generation’ investment in America’s future.”

ABC11: That plan is the administration’s push to invest in infrastructure and refocus the American economy on industries expected to thrive in the coming years. Both of those stops fit in with greater goals of the administration’s wider definitions of infrastructure — including roads and bridges, public transit, utilities, broadband internet, health care and housing. ‘We are going to take a giant leap into the future. That is what the American Jobs Plan is all about. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure, in America’s future. It is what the American people deserve,’ Harris said.”

WRAL: “The combination of spending and tax credits in the American Jobs Plan would translate into 20,000 miles of rebuilt roads and bridges, higher wages, better internet service, cleaner drinking water and a long list of other projects intended to create millions of jobs in the short run and strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the long run, according to the White House. The plan also would accelerate the fight against climate change by hastening the shift to new, cleaner energy sources and would help promote racial equality in the economy. officials said. ‘The American Jobs Plan is not just about fixing what has been. It’s about building what can be,’ Harris said…But Charles Lattuca, president and chief executive of GoTriangle, praised the far-reaching proposal, saying federal support is needed for a commuter rail project and rapid bus routes planned for the region to succeed.”

WBTV: “‘We want to bring jobs closer to home,’ said Harris, who believes Americans should not need to work more than one job to pay bills and feed their family. Harris focused on education after high school, affordable child care for working families and rebuilding the country’s water infrastructure. ‘Good jobs are what the president and I will create with the American Jobs Plan,’ Harris said. A step of this plan will be providing a variety of educational options after high school. These options will differ from a four-year college degree and will require six months ‘at most’ after high school, Harris said. ‘There isn’t only one path to success.’”

WXII: “The White House says businesses like Thomas Built Buses are a pillar of the American Jobs Plan and the White House’s investment in clean energy. It would dedicate $74 billion to the manufacturing of electric vehicles. It also plans on expanding broadband access to rural communities and providing good care for children and the elderly. That’s on top of the plan to repair and build new roads, ports and bridges.”