President Joe Biden announced this week that the administration and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have reached an infrastructure deal worth $1.2 trillion over eight years. Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) attended the announcement. According to reports, the plan would fund transportation programs — including roads, bridges, airports, and electric vehicle infrastructure — as well as water infrastructure, broadband, environmental remediation, power infrastructure, and other areas.
National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said the announcement “shows that governing with big ideas is still possible in America” — and that “bold infrastructure investment will secure a better future for our nation and industry.” 6/24/2021