U.S. 'in competition to win the 21st century' - Biden

Calling it a "blue collar blue print to build America," Biden described the millions of infrastructure jobs his plan would create, including those that would reduce carbon emissions.

"For too long we failed to use the most important words when it comes to meeting the climate crisis: jobs, jobs, jobs," he said.

He also emphasized that all the investments in the American Jobs Plan would be guided by one principle: "Buy American."