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    Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan aims to harness the skills of American workers to build a more resilient, sustainable economy.16

    His investment actions will include:

    • Updating a degraded infrastructure by building electricity grids, water systems, bridges, roads, rail lines and other transportation networks
    • Promoting domestic energy security by tapping into America’s clean energy sources, including hydro, solar, wind and nuclear, and technologies like battery storage and carbon capture and sequestration
    • Creating 1 million new jobs in domestic auto supply chains and infrastructure, including parts, materials and electric vehicle charging stations, and ensures the workforce installing EV infrastructure is properly trained in high quality programs like the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP)17
    • Commercializing new technologies, including battery storage, negative emissions technologies, next-generation building materials, renewable hydrogen and advanced nuclear, ensuring that they are made in America
    • Developing local communities by prioritizing project labor and community workforce agreements, investing in pre-apprenticeship programs, developing diverse local workforces and strengthening communities while building physical infrastructure.
    • Upgrading 4 million buildings and weatherizing 2 million homes, spurring the building retrofit and efficient-appliance manufacturing supply chain and cutting residential energy costs

    Joe Biden and Democrats support the creation of an infrastructure bank, a public bank that will leverage public and private resources to build infrastructure projects of national or regional significance, including rail and transit, clean energy and water infrastructure, broadband, and affordable housing.18

    • Projects that receive assistance from the bank will be required to follow Buy America and Buy Clean provisions, pay Davis-Bacon prevailing wages, utilize project labor agreements and ensure employers remain neutral in workers’ organizing efforts

    Additionally, Biden has voiced his support for:

    • Federally registered apprenticeships19
    • The Shell petrochemical cracker plant outside Pittsburgh and fracking for natural gas. “No, I would not shut down [the hydraulic fracturing] industry.” Biden said.20

    IBEW Local 73 Political Action page 

    16 https://joebiden.com/build-back-better/

    17 https://joebiden.com/clean-energy/

    18 https://www.demconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-07-21-DRAFT-Democratic-Party-Platform.pdf  pg. 20

    19 https://joebiden.com/EmpowerWorkers/

    20 https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/04/20/joe-biden-talks-fracking-coronavirus-and-president-donald-trump/

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