United States President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Nov. 15, marking one of his administration’s major legislative victories.
“The bill I’m about to sign into law is proof that despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans can come together and deliver results. We can do this. We can deliver real results for real people,” Biden said at the White House South Lawn.
Described as a “once-in-a-generation investment,” H.R. 3684, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will direct billions of dollars to construct roads, bridges, and rails, invest in communities, and expand access to clean drinking water and high-speed Internet.
“This is a historic investment in our future that will create good-paying jobs and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. It’s an enormous win for the American people,” Biden said.
The bill includes $550 billion for physical infrastructure for five years, $65 billion to expand broadband infrastructure, and $55 billion for clear water investments.
The legislation first passed the Senate in August, then passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 5.
Earlier in the day, Biden signed an executive order to effectively implement the legislation, including establishing a task force to coordinate the implementation.
Biden appointed former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to lead the task force.
Biden will head to New Hampshire on Nov. 16 to promote the new law.
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