“US President Joe Biden signed into law a $1 trillion infrastructure bill at a White House ceremony on Monday that drew Democrats and Republicans who pushed the legislation through a deeply divided US Congress,” said Reuters during early Tuesday morning in Asia.
The bill had become a partisan lightning rod, with Republicans complaining that Democrats who control the House of Representatives delayed its passage to ensure party support for Biden’s $1.75 trillion social policy and climate change legislation, which Republicans reject.
The New York Times offered details of the bill as follows:
- $73 billion for the electricity grid.
- $66 billion for rail.
- $65 billion for broadband.
- $47 billion for climate resiliency.
- $21 billion for environmental projects.
- $15 billion for removing lead service lines.
- $7.5 billion for electric vehicles.
- $2 billion for underserved rural areas.