Biden signs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, fulfilling campaign promise and notching achievement that eluded Trump

President Biden on Monday signed a sweeping $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, water systems and broadband, touting the measure’s passage as evidence for his insistence that bipartisanship can work even in a bitterly polarized time. The bill finally passed the House earlier this month on a 228-to-206 vote, with 13 Republicans joining with most Democrats in voting “yes.” The House is aiming to pass the separate “Build Back Better” measure this week, although passage in the Senate could take far longer. Biden announced he had named former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu to coordinate the infrastructure plan’s implementation, ensuing that the money is spent with a minimum of waste.

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