Pelosi pledges swift work on main infrastructure package deal | Govt-and-politics

“But we hope that we are non-partisan anyway,” she said.

Pelosi has directed key Democratic lawmakers to work with Republicans on “a big, bold, and transformative infrastructure package.”

During the presidential campaign, Biden laid the groundwork by proposing $ 2 trillion “accelerated” investments to move to cleaner energy, build half a million electric vehicle charging points, support public transportation, and repair roads and bridges. The plan emphasizes the importance of creating unionized jobs and addressing climate change.

The White House originally planned to come up with a plan in February but has not recently committed to a timetable. A rollout is expected to slide into April as the government makes a nationwide push in the coming weeks to educate Americans about the benefits of the COVID-19 Relief Act.

Senator Tom Carper, D-Del., Chairman of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hope to get a bill out of their committees in May .

The package could include policy changes – related to green energy and immigration – and even try to make some of the just-passed COVID-19 aid like tax credits for children permanent.

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