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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Squeezed By All Sides in Congress

  • Proposal likely to end up divided into multiple bills
  • Passage seen most likely in August ahead of Congress recess
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WATCH: Biden outlines his administration’s infrastructure plan that is focused on aiding U.S. manufacturing, creating jobs, and addressing inequality.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Joe Biden laid out what he called a “bold” plan to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, but now needs an equally ambitious effort to wrangle it through Congress in the face of Republican opposition and criticism from within his Democratic Party.

Biden, in a speech Wednesday in Pittsburgh, invoked the great public investments of the past -- the transcontinental railroad, the interstate highway system and the space program -- to sell his idea to spend $2.25 trillion over eight years on a menu of projects, from bolstering the electrical grid to upgrading childcare facilities.