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For Immediate Release

Sarah Crozier, Main Street Alliance,

Main Street Alliance Applauds President Biden Signing Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act-Urges Congress to Take Up the Build Back Better Act Immediately


In response to President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law today, Co-Executive Director of Main Street Alliance, Chanda Causer, had this to say:

"The Infrastructure Act's critical investments in our roads, bridges, supply chains, and broadband networks, particularly important for our rural small businesses, are needed to rebuild the economy and support entrepreneurs across the country. Main Street Alliance and our member businesses applaud President Biden for signing the Infrastructure Act into law. We are particularly supportive of the law-making permanent and expanding the Minority Business Development Agency - the only federal agency solely dedicated to supporting minority-owned businesses. With the passage of the IIJA and continued legislative movement on Build Back Better, we are on the precipice of a more equitable economy.

In partnership, the Build Back Better Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make critical investments we need to boost our economy and rebuild our communities. The President's economic recovery package will invest in our nation's future and build an economy that rewards work, not wealth, by lowering costs for working people, supporting small businesses, and creating millions of new good-paying jobs. With the taxes on the wealthy and corporations starting to pay their fair share, these and other investments will fully pay for both bills.

Now, we are urging the House and Senate to swiftly pass a robust Build Back Better bill as soon as possible and deliver on the promises for millions of people and small businesses in America."

The Main Street Alliance (MSA) is a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues. Main Street Alliance members are working throughout the country to build policies that work for business owners, their employees, and the communities they serve.