Jeff Bezos testified remotely before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in July 2020. Bezos’ support for a non-partisan infrastructure deal comes from the company being screened for possible antitrust violations and the treatment of employees.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, made a statement Tuesday in support of President Joe Biden’s call for an infrastructure bill and called on Congress to work with its administration to close a deal. This includes increasing taxes on businesses to help pay.
“Both Democrats and Republicans have historically supported infrastructure,” said Bezos, “and the time is right to work together to make that happen.”
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The statement shared by the Amazon News account on Twitter poses the problem of improving U.S. infrastructure as being non-partisan, where everyone has to admit something. Bezos did not say that he supported the details of Biden’s plan, but that he hoped for a compromise “that will maintain or improve US competitiveness”.
Amazon is currently in chargefor potentially anti-competitive measures with from the House Judiciary Committee. In addition, the company has weathered union breach allegations while awaiting the results of an election in Bessemer, Ala . Amazon has tried to improve its image by promoting the support of a $ 15 minimum wage, as well as the pay and benefits it offers its warehouse workers.
However, the Amazon News account attracted negative attention in late March whenOne of them ridiculed Rep. Mike Pocan for believing that Amazon employees need to pee in bottles to keep up with job demands. Amazon later apologized for the tweet and admitted it was inaccurate.
The company has pledged further support to the federal government and offered to use its logistics expertise to accelerate the availability of coronavirus vaccines.
Here is the full explanation from Bezos:
“We support the Biden administration’s focus on bold investment in American infrastructure. Both Democrats and Republicans have supported infrastructure in the past, and it is the right time to work together to make this happen. We understand that this investment requires concessions on all sides – We look forward to Congress and the administration coming together to find the right, balanced solution that will make the US more competitive or not. “