Biden hails infrastructure win as 'monumental step forward'
November 8, 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Saturday hailed Congress' passage of his $1 trillion infrastructure package as a "monumental step forward for the nation" after fractious fellow Democrats resolved a months-long standoff in their ranks to seal the deal.
"Finally, infrastructure week," a beaming Biden told reporters. "I'm so happy to say that: infrastructure week."
The House passed the measure 228-206 late Friday, prompting prolonged cheers from the relieved Democratic side of the chamber. Thirteen Republicans, mostly moderates, supported the legislation while six of Democrats' farthest left members opposed it.