Buttigieg says new infrastructure plan ‘looking to the future,’ helps long-term job growth

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Pete Buttigieg:

Well, infrastructure is being redefined whether we keep up or not, and that is not a bad thing.

Look, I’m transportation secretary, so I think a lot about things like roads and bridges that are more traditional. But, in these times, broadband is absolutely an essential part of infrastructure. Water, it might be underground, so you don’t see it, but it is just as important, and often important to just the ability of communities and families to thrive at all.

This is infrastructure too. The grid, after what we just saw in Texas, Americans citizens melting snowballs in their bathtubs to be able to flush their toilets, that should never happen again. And I absolutely consider that part of an infrastructure package, even if it is not part of the transportation piece that I work on every day.