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Biden’s Jobs Plan Cues Anti-Bias Funding, Enforcement Resources

April 19, 2021, 3:26 PM

The broad sweep of the Biden administration’s $2 trillion jobs plan and overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure has rekindled the debate about what actually is infrastructure, and whether and how his proposal’s objectives can be met while maintaining its stated commitment to racial equity.

The ambitious to-do list specifically mentions a “$10 billion investment in enforcement as part of the plan’s workforce proposals,” which means workplace civil rights agencies will likely see additional funding to better carry out anti-bias enforcement.

“If your infrastructure plan doesn’t pay attention to issues of equity, you don’t really have an infrastructure plan,” said...

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