FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2020
Terry McAuliffe, Bobby Scott, and Jeion Ward Hold Roundtable with Virginia Labor Leaders on Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” Plan
Today, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Congressman Bobby Scott, and Delegate Jeion Ward held a roundtable with Virginia labor leaders on Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan for working families, which will create jobs, raise wages, and help America build back better.
The group discussed specific ways that Vice President Biden would fight for working and union families, as well as how Biden’s plan to recover the economy will help move Virginia into a more sustainable and equitable future.
See below for key quotes from the discussion:
“You know what everybody wants? They want a good-paying job. And that’s what this election is all about. Trump has failed us, the Trump tax cut will be one of the first things to go [under a Biden presidency]. It didn’t do anything to help working families — it went for stock buybacks and companies. It helped Wall Street. It did nothing for the working families. Joe Biden will end that. He’ll have a massive infrastructure bill… broadband to every community in the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the country. This is a huge opportunity,” said former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
“And the reality is that we’re in the deepest recession this country has faced since the Great Depression of 1929, but with Joe Biden we know we’ll have the opportunity to get out of this depression with his leadership, and we can rely on that leadership to focus on science and research to safely reopen the economy and robustly invest in the people. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joe Biden will spur the economy — by raising the minimum wage… We also need to eliminate the gender gap. That means making sure that women receive equal pay for equal work,” said Congressman Bobby Scott.