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Press Release - Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress

April 19, 2021

Today, President Joe Biden hosted Members of Congress and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in the Oval Office to discuss the need for the historic investments laid out in the American Jobs Plan. A bipartisan, bicameral group of Members of Congress—all former governors and mayors—participated in the meeting. These Members have a unique understanding of the impact of and need for federal investment in rebuilding our nation's infrastructure from their time as state and local executives.

The President and Secretary Buttigieg shared their vision in the American Jobs Plan to create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country's infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China. The Members of Congress engaged in a productive exchange of ideas, including components of the plan and how to pay for them. President Biden asked for their feedback and follow-up on proposals discussed in the meeting, while underscoring that inaction is not an option.

This is the latest in a series of meetings led by the Biden-Harris Administration to engage Members of Congress and key stakeholders on the American Jobs Plan.

Joseph R. Biden, Press Release - Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/349590

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