I want to talk about the Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill & what it means.

Some will say this bill represents “only 2/3” of the American Jobs Act proposals. Yes it reflect compromise.

What do we get in exchange for that compromise? So much.
Big picture:
1-This is the first infrastructure bill in years. It has always theoretically been of interest to both parties but no one could get it done.
2- This is a show of strength for a functional democracy when we badly need it.
3- There is more that can be done as needed.
In substance:
This is the most significant investment in green technology in history:
-A national electric of 500,000 vehicle charging stations including rural communities
-largest federal investment in public transit & passenger rail in history
-electrifies thousands of school and transit buses
-drives domestic manufacturing of zero emission vehicles and components
-makes the single largest investment in clean energy transmission in American history.
And things we should have done years ago:

-Connects every American to reliable high-speed internet
-Invests in highways & makes single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system
-Replaces lead pipes & delivers clean drinking water to 10 million American families & more than 400,000 schools & Tribal nations
-Prepares infrastructure for cyberattacks
This is an agreement that President Biden drove that leaves us safer, more just, with more jobs, greener and demonstrating a democracy that works.

It shows the world we can get things done with the right leadership.

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