The American Jobs Plan: The Need for Action in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today implored the Indiana Republican Party to support President Joe Biden’s upcoming American Jobs Plan (AJP) because of the new opportunity it would bring for Indiana’s veterans and all of those who serve. The Jobs Plan is a once-in-a-century chance to improve the future of Indiana, and it would follow the popular American Rescue Plan that is already being used by the Indiana Republican Party to create better futures for Hoosiers across the state (despite their opposition to ARP and unwillingness to talk about the law in public).
More than 400,000 veterans call Indiana home, including about 7.6-percent who are women. And with about 46-percent of Hoosier veterans over the age of 65, now is the time to invest in our nation’s healthcare infrastructure so that world-class, state-of-the-art care is available through the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. The American Jobs Plan will make these investments by allocating about $18 billion for facility improvements and other infrastructure needs to help those who fought for the freedoms our nation enjoys.
Indiana Democrats believe now is the time for the Indiana Republican Party to join Democrats in creating good-paying jobs for workers, revitalizing the state’s infrastructure system, and setting the United States up to outcompete China in the future. However, the Indiana Republican Party must put aside their extreme partisanship in order to help the American Jobs Plan become a reality for Indiana. This means Indiana Republicans must stop invoking their extreme politics at the Statehouse and should stop opposing measures like the American Rescue Plan in Congress. Opposing the AJP would mean Indiana Republicans aren’t serious because they’ll just put their partisanship ahead of getting things done for workers, veterans, families, and the economic future of Indiana.
This crossroads moment for the state is why the Indiana Democratic Party supports the American Jobs Plan. Democrats are ready to get to work and responsibly get things done for all Hoosiers — regardless of politics.