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Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd


November 16, 2021

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President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as he is surrounded by lawmakers and members of his Cabinet during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The $1.2 trillion package will provide money for public infrastructure projects, including improvements to the country's transportation networks, increasing rural broadband access, and projects to modernizing water and energy systems.

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life "change for the better" for the American people.

But prospects are tougher for further bipartisanship ahead of the 2022 midterm elections as Biden pivots back to more difficult negotiations over his broader $1.85 trillion social spending package.

The president hopes to use the infrastructure law to build back his popularity, which has taken a hit amid rising inflation and the inability to fully shake the public health and economic risks from COVID-19.


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