In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden outlined his budget and economic goals for the United States. He specifically mentioned the need for substantial port infrastructure investment included in his proposed American Jobs Plan currently being evaluated by Congress. In advocating for this transformative funding plan, President Biden stated, “(The American Jobs Plan) creates jobs to upgrade our transportation infrastructure; jobs modernizing our roads, bridges, highways; jobs building ports and airports, rail corridors, transit lines.” Watch a clip of the speech here. AAPA applauds the president’s championing the needs of ports. AAPA will continue working with the Administration and a bipartisan supported bill to secure generational investments in the nation’s infrastructure so America can remain globally competitive. Ports are ready.