US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg welcomed the opportunity to highlight elements of a new $ 1 trillion infrastructure deal agreed by Congress last week, calling it a “big deal.”
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Buttidzic said the infrastructure bill “couldn’t be more urgent” as it listed conditions across the country that would be touched upon by reporters at a White House briefing on Monday.
President Joe Biden came out on top on Saturday after his infrastructure bill was approved by Congress in a hard-hitting victory over a $ 1.2 trillion bill that he said will dramatically improve the lives of Americans in the months and years to come.
The Democratic president called it a “once-in-a-generation” investment to tackle a range of problems – crumbling roads and bridges, gaps in accessible Internet access, water contaminated with lead pipes, homes and cities ill-equipped to deal with the problem. with more frequent extreme weather conditions.
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The passage of the law was a respite after several challenging months for the tense president, whose polls fell as Americans remain frustrated by the coronavirus pandemic and uneven economic recovery.
In an effort to fix past messaging mistakes, the White House is planning an aggressive campaign to sell the infrastructure bill, and Biden is planning trips to the United States to talk about the consequences of the legislation.
Biden will visit the port in Baltimore on Wednesday and promises a lavish infrastructure bill signing ceremony when lawmakers return to the city.
“A lot of them sell on their own because communities never needed to be convinced that their bridge needed to be repaired, or that their airport needed modernization, or that their ports needed investment,” Buttigig told reporters. “They were trying to get Washington to catch up with them.”