President Biden held his first Cabinet meeting Thursday and named the heads of five departments — Transportation, Housing, Commerce, Labor and Energy — to lead the charge on his recently unveiled $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, progressives continue to call for an even greater investment in infrastructure projects. This is New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaking on MSNBC.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We’re talking about, realistically, $10 trillion over 10 years. And I know that may be an eye-popping figure for some people, but we need to understand that we are in a devastating economic moment. Millions of people in the United States are unemployed. We have a truly crippled healthcare system and a planetary crisis on our hands. And we’re the wealthiest nation in the history of the world.”