President Biden Takes His Infrastructure Deal Across the Country

By: Tadi Abedje

Biden will be traveling to La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has a population of 52,000 people, to tour the transit center and to give his speech about the infrastructure deal. He announced the bipartisan agreement on Thursday as he worked with Republican and Democratic lawmakers such as Susan Collins, Rob Portman, Bill Cassidy, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Warner respectively. 

I have been clear from the start that it was my hope that the infrastructure plan could be one that Democrats and Republicans would work on together, while I would seek to pass my Families Plan and other provisions through the process known as reconciliation,” Biden said in a White House memo. “There has been no doubt or ambiguity about my intention to proceed this way.” 

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According to a previous White House memo, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework will give $109 billion towards roads, bridges, and major projects; $73 billion to power infrastructure; $66 billion to passenger and freight rail and $65 billion to broadband infrastructure. 

Additionally, it suggests that at least 90% of the jobs created under the plan will go to workers without a college degree. Biden is looking forward to receiving a separate package that is predominately set by Democrats on infrastructure, jobs and education. 

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Getting the bills passed through Congress will be a challenge for the President, but he is hopeful in accomplishing the task. 

 

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