April at-a-glance … regulations
American Jobs Plan to address job creation and infrastructure improvements
President Biden introduced The American Jobs Plan, “an investment in America that will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and position the U.S. to out-compete China.” According to the White House, the Jobs Plan is designed to:
- Revitalize manufacturing, secure U.S. supply chains, invest in research and development, and train Americans for the jobs of the future.
- Fix highways, rebuild bridges, upgrade airports and transit systems.
- Deliver clean drinking water, a renewed electric grid and high-speed broadband.
- Build, preserve and retrofit more than 2 million homes and commercial buildings, modernize schools and childcare facilities, and upgrade veterans’ hospitals and federal buildings.
- Create jobs and raise wages and benefits for essential home care workers.
- Create good quality jobs that pay prevailing wages in safe and healthy workplaces while ensuring workers have a free and fair choice to organize, join a union and bargain collectively.
In total, The American Jobs Plan will invest about $2 trillion this decade. It also includes an additional $621 billion in transportation infrastructure for roads and bridges; public transportation; passenger and freight rail service; electric vehicles; ports, waterways and airports; and other needs. For information about potential funding for the plan, see the Taxes, Trade and Tariffs section.