ADVISORY: Press Call on Crafting a U.S. COVID-19 Stimulus Package on Infrastructure
WASHINGTON–The U.S. House Democrats recently unveiled a $3 trillion coronavirus response bill that dips its toe into making infrastructure improvements like broadband internet. Earlier President Trump has called for much more than this, asking Congress to pass a “VERY BIG & BOLD” bill focused on “rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country”. Nancy Pelosi has shown interest in infrastructure investments as well, though Mitch McConnell has splashed cold water on the idea thus far.
If Congress were to advance a COVID-19 stimulus package focused on infrastructure improvements, what shape should it take? This is the topic of a press call hosted by World Resources Institute on Wednesday, May 20 at 11:00am ET (call +1 347-670-1998 and use the conference ID: 239 719 863#).
Featuring leading energy, transportation and policy experts that had high-level positions in the previous administration, the call will cover how low-carbon infrastructure projects can create millions of jobs and economic growth in the near-term. Speakers will also explore what lessons Congress should learn from investments made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
WRI press call on how a COVID-19 stimulus package on infrastructure can create millions of jobs and economic growth in the near-term
• Joe Aldy, Public Policy Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and special assistant to President Obama for energy and environment at the height of the Great Recession
• Sue Tierney, Senior Advisor at the Analysis Group and former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy
• Cathy Zoi, CEO, EVGo and former Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy
• Dan Lashof, Director, WRI United States
Wednesday, May 20 at 11:00am ET
Call +1 347-670-1998 and use the conference ID: 239 719 863#
Please notify Rhys Gerholdt at email@example.com if you plan to dial-in.
- Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program