Hawaii’s infrastructure is rated a D+. Many of us experience it first-hand with our potholed roads, frequent water main breaks, and outdated airports.
Earlier this year, President Biden introduced his American Jobs Plan which focuses on improving our nation’s infrastructure. The initial plan would invest $2 trillion and would tackle everything from affordable housing to renewable energy to broadband internet – all of which would benefit Hawaii tremendously.
Congressman Kai Kahele, who sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, invited Kyle Chock of the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters, along with Scott Seu of Hawaiian Electric and Dr. Greg Asner of the Hawaii Marine Education and Research Center, to participate in a panel to discuss earlier this year. The panel can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS7jUKzl7Hk&t=6s
The bill recently got bipartisan support and will likely be an important issue when Congress returns in the fall. We’ll continue to monitor this important legislation and how it will positively impact Hawaii.