On the second anniversary of President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement:
“Two years ago, President Biden delivered on his promise to reach across the aisle and repair our nation’s crumbling infrastructure when he signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Over the last two years, communities across America have been reaping the benefits: repaved roads and rebuilt bridges, renewed transportation programs, clean drinking water, expanded access to high speed internet, and so much more. Under Donald Trump, ‘infrastructure week’ was an empty punchline – but now even Republicans who voted against the president’s landmark legislation are trying to claim credit for the projects it made possible. This legislation is a testament to President Biden’s vision for stronger, safer communities and his ability to get things done where others have failed – and it’s yet another reason why Americans will send President Biden and Vice President Harris back to the White House to finish the job.”
Two years ago, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – investing billions to update our nation’s roads and bridges, renew our transportation networks, and ensure every American has clean drinking water and access to high-speed internet.
Associated Press: “President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life ‘change for the better’ for the American people.”
Reuters: “‘Finally, infrastructure week!’ Biden says, cheering $1 trillion bill”
Baltimore Sun: “Federal rail infrastructure money to help pay for Baltimore tunnel, Maryland bridge replacements and Penn Station face-lift”
Reuters: “Biden offers millions and hope for delayed Hudson River tunnel project”
Cincinnati Enquirer: “‘We can get things done’: Biden praises bipartisanship and Brent Spence Bridge project”
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: “Biden administration sends millions to states for bridge repair, replacement”
Under Donald Trump’s administration, “infrastructure week” was a long-running joke – with years and years of empty promises and failed plans to fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: “Administration officials claim that the President’s new infrastructure plan will support $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment, but his 2019 budget reveals that that number’s a mirage: the President would cut annual federal support for infrastructure in the long run and shift costs to states, cities, and private individuals. As we previewed here, it likely would mean cuts to some of the areas in which new infrastructure investment is needed most — while providing a potential windfall for private investors.”
Washington Post: “Trump’s 2016 campaign pledges on infrastructure have fallen short, creating opening for Biden”