President Joe Biden’s tireless advocacy of a bipartisan infrastructure bill succeeded in the face of endless cynicism from Democrats and opposition from Trump-leaning Republicans.
The legislation passed the Senate with 18 Republican votes and the House with 12.
Presidents have promised major infrastructure spending for decades. The more than $1 trillion will provide funding for new and old projects long sought. It is also a down payment on Biden’s effort to show foreign allies and adversaries that American democracy can work.
|President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure negotiations|
outside White House, June 24, 2021 | Evan Vucci/AP
|President Joe Biden signed into law a $1 trillion infrastructure |
bill at a White House ceremony, Nov. 15, 2021 | Reuters