President Joe Biden signs one of the largest infrastructure packages in decades.
On Monday, Biden signed the highly anticipated $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. The package hits almost every part of American Infrastructure; roads, bridges, water and sewage, broadband, public transit, ports railways and power grids. According to USA Today, the package, which includes $550 billion in new spending, is meant to repair and enhance the country’s beleaguered infrastructure, which has languished as investment has slowed. About $650 billion of the funding will be reallocated from already existing projects and funds.
“The American people sent us here to deliver. The American people said they sent us here to make their government work, and they sent us here to make a difference in their lives. And I believe we’re doing that. I believe that’s just what we’re doing,” Biden said before a Friday Cabinet meeting. “It was a lot of hard work to get it done,” he said of the bipartisan bill. It “represents critical investments that are long overdue in our country.”