According to the Washington Post, White House officials are nearing a presentation to President Biden on a massive infrastructure and jobs package worth 43 trillion. The bill would include domestic policy priorities such as free community college and universal prekindergarten.
Despite no announcement, the White House is expected to tout the plan as the main focal point of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.
“That effort is expected to be broken into two parts — one focused on infrastructure, and the other focused on other domestic priorities such as growing the newly expanded child tax credit for several years,” wrote Jeff Stein and. Tyler Pager of the Washington Post. “The people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, stressed that planning was preliminary and subject to change. Some aides said that the package’s final price tag remains unclear.”
If it comes into fruition, this potential infrastructure bill could mark the second major legislation to pass under Biden’s watch — the first being the $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan that put $1,400 in the wallets of millions across the country. Additionally, the nation’s infrastructure has been ailing, with the American Society of Civil Engineers grading the U.S. with a “C-.”