Release of Biden’s infrastructure plan details delayed

President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress — where he is expected to outline specific goals and priorities for measures like an infrastructure package — will not occur this month as was expected. The coronavirus package is legislators’ top priority, as they eye a March 14 deadline on unemployment benefits. Biden’s address would likely come shortly after a decision on the bill, which could face some hurdles, according to USA Today. Contractors have eagerly awaited details of Biden’s multitrillion Build Back Better infrastructure plan, which he said he will provide when he speaks to Congress. Project labor agreements and local hiring mandates could impact contractors working on federal projects, and build new hoops for them to jump through. Additionally, it’s not clear whether the infrastructure package will come from deficit spending or raised taxes.

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