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Biden gets bipartisan applause from lawmakers in response to his call to ‘buy American’

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While detailing the American Jobs Plan during his joint address to Congress on Wednesday night, President Biden will specify that 90 percent of the jobs the proposal aims to create would not require a college degree, an excerpt of the speech released by the White House reveals.

“Now, I know some of you at home wonder whether these jobs are for you,” Biden is expected to say. “You feel left behind and forgotten in an economy that’s rapidly changing,” but “independent experts estimate the American Jobs Plan will add millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in economic growth for years to come.”

The jobs, he’ll explain, will pay well and “can’t be outsourced,” before adding that nearly 90 percent of them won’t require a college degree, while 75 percent won’t require an associate’s degree. “The American Jobs Plan is a blue-collar blueprint to build America,” Biden will say. Read the rest of the White House’s excerpt below. Tim O’Donnell

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