White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Leah MillisThe White House plans to host the chief executives of major U.S. companies including auto and tech sector firms on Wednesday to discuss President Joe Biden’s signature $1.75 trillion Build Back Better legislation.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Ford Motor (F.N) CEO Jim Farley, Salesforce (CRM.N) co-CEO Marc Benioff, Microsoft (MSFT.O) President Brad Smith, Etsy (ETSY.O) CEO Josh Silverman, Siemens Corp (SIEGn.DE) CEO Barbara Humpton and Corning (GLW.N) CEO Wendell Weeks are among those who will take part.

A White House official said Biden “will meet with CEOs who support passing Build Back Better to discuss the ways his (BBB) agenda will make the U.S. economy more competitive, increase worker productivity and workforce participation, lower inflation over the long-term, and strengthen business growth.”

Biden made a push in December to win passage in Congress of the spending bill that would provide billions of dollars to tackle climate change and boost electric vehicles along with money for universal preschool, paid family leave and other social safety spending.

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