Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a press conference in February.
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- Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is helping rally support for Biden's infrastructure plan.
- Buttigieg said on Sunday the American Jobs Plan represented “a generational investment.“
- The plan aims for upgrades in everything from roads and bridges to public schools and airports.
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US Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday promoted President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan, making the case that the legislation would be transformational for the country.
During an interview on NBC's “Meet the Press,“ Buttigieg said the American Jobs Plan represented “a generational investment“ that would produce “economic growth that's going to go on for years and years.“
“Infrastructure is the foundation that makes it possible for Americans to thrive,“ he said. “And what we know is that foundation has been crumbling.