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05-17-21 | Legislation

Biden Discusses Infrastructure Plan

ASLA Comments on Proposed Legislation

ASLA outlined their policy recommendations to Biden Administration at the beginning of his presidency. The association revisited those recommendations in their comments on Biden's address to Congress.

The President Biden recently made a statement regarding the economic status of the nation and the direction his administration was heading towards to continue the rebuilding process. Biden spoke about the American Jobs Plan which he described as a plan that will "create jobs to upgrade infrastructure; jobs modernizing railroads, bridges, highways; jobs building ports and airports, rail, corridors, transit lines." Additionally, the plan includes replacing 100 percent of the nation's lead pipes and service lines.

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Biden's speech continued by addressing engineers and construction workers in saying, "The American Jobs Plan will put engineers and construction workers to work building more energy-efficient buildings and homes."

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) commented on the President's address in which they communicated they are pleased with the actions the current administration is taking to fix the nation's infrastructure and combat climate change.

The association then tied in their policy recommendations with the American Job Plan as they described, "specific actionable policies to help landscape architects take their rightful place as leaders in transforming community infrastructure, including planning and designing multimodal transportation networks; fixing our nation's water management systems; and recognizing public lands, parks, and open space as critical infrastructure."

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