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Jim Baird (R-IN 4th District)

Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN 4th District) spoke on a range of topics during his conversation with The Times on Thursday morning. Foremost among those topics was the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan recommended by President Biden.

Among the American Jobs Plan (AJP) provisions are $621 billion of spending on transportation infrastructure, $300 billion on manufacturing investments, $213 on housing, $111 billion on modernizing drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems (including replacement of all lead piping), $100 billion on energy infrastructure (with a goal to transition the country to 100 percent carbon-free electricity production by 2035) and $100 billion to construct and upgrade public schools, $25 billion to upgrade childcare facilities and $12 billion to invest in community colleges.