ZANESVILLE, OH — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited Zanesville to push for Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan and make historic, much-needed investments in improving our nation’s infrastructure, affordable housing, school facilities, manufacturing and skills training, and more – all while creating good-paying American jobs.
Brown believes we must invest in the people and the communities that make this country work. He’s pushing his colleagues in Congress to pass this proposal to create good-paying jobs that cannot be shipped overseas, while making historic infrastructure and jobs investments a reality.
“Communities across Ohio are struggling to afford expensive – yet vital – repairs to outdated infrastructure. We can to rebuild American infrastructure by putting Ohioans to work at good-paying jobs that cannot be shipped overseas. This is an investment in the Ohio towns, neighborhoods, and homes that have been overlooked by Washington and Wall Street for too long,” said Brown.
Brown was joined by Don Mason, Mayor of Zanesville and member of the Mayors’ Partnership for Progress, and Lori Watiker, local resident and co-owner of Lionel Construction.
“The strength of the American Jobs Plan is that investing in infrastructure improves the quality of life for those living in our community and provides living wages and life skills, which will help workers support their family and loved ones,” said Mayor Mason. “The benefits of The American Jobs Plan is that construction workers immediately bring home living wages and those same workers additionally benefit in the long term by improving their job skills and value in the workplace.”
The American Jobs Plan contains several critical investments that would benefit Ohioans and their communities. The proposal would:
Fix highways, rebuild bridges, and upgrade ports, airports and transit systems, by:
Deliver clean drinking water, a renewed electric grid, and high-speed broadband to all Americans, by:
Revitalize manufacturing, secure U.S. supply chains, invest in R&D, and train Americans for the jobs of the future, by:
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 with their employers, by:
Build, preserve, and retrofit more than two million homes and commercial buildings, modernize our nation’s schools and child care facilities, and upgrade veterans’ hospitals and federal buildings, by:
Solidify the infrastructure of our care economy by creating jobs and raising wages and benefits for essential home care workers, the majority of whom are women of color, by: