拜登一生都在为此做准备,今晚国会以228:206通过$1.2万亿 bipartisan infrastructure bill

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10 min ago

Biden signs infrastructure bill into law​

From CNN's Betsy Klein

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President Biden just signed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package into law in a rare bipartisan event attended by members of Congress, governors and mayors at the White House South Lawn.

"Most of all it does something truly historic," Biden said before signing the law. "I ran for President believing it was time to rebuild the backbone of this nation which I characterize as working people in the middle class. They are the ones who built the country. And to rebuild the economy from the bottom up and the middle out, this law delivers on that long overdue promise in my view. It creates better jobs for millions of Americans."

What the bill will do: Once signed, it will deliver $550 billion of new federal investments in America's infrastructure over five years, including money for roads, bridges, mass transit, rail, airports, ports and waterways.

The package includes a $65 billion investment in improving the nation's broadband infrastructure and invests tens of billions of dollars in improving the electric grid and water systems. Another $7.5 billion would go to building a nationwide network of plug-in electric vehicle chargers, according to the bill text.

29 min ago

Biden: Infrastructure bill is proof Democrats and Republicans can "come together and deliver results"​


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President Biden celebrated the massive bipartisan infrastructure bill, saying it "is proof" both parties "can deliver real results for real people."

"My fellow Americans, today I want you to know we hear you, and we see you," Biden said at a White House signing ceremony. "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."

"And we're taking a monumental step forward to build back better as a nation," he said.

Biden thanked Vice President Kamala Harris, his Cabinet members and Congress for helping pass the bill.

"Here in Washington, we've heard countless speeches and promises, with white papers from experts. But today, we're finally getting this done. So my message to the American people is this — America is moving again. And your life is going to change for the better," he said.

Biden used a portion of his remarks to speak directly to the American people, saying this day "matters to you as well."

"I know you're tired of the bickering in Washington. Frustrated by the negativity and you just want us to use and focus on your needs, your concerns and the conversations are taking place at your kitchen table," he said.

34 min ago

Harris on infrastructure bill: "We got it done, America"​

From CNN's Maureen Chowdhury

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Vice President Kamala Harris noted the historic nature of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and delivering on a key promise President Biden made during his campaign.

"This is an historic day. In the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln started construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. In the middle of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt finished construction on the Hoover Dam. President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act in the middle of the Cold War. And today — and today, President Joe Biden will sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law," Harris said during her remarks from the White House.

Harris continued, "From the very start of our administration, we were determined to follow through. Not just on our promise to invest in our nation's infrastructure but on the promises that the American people have heard for years now. And we would not be here today were it not for your leadership, Mr. President, from the very start you welcomed Democrats, independents and Republicans to meet with us in the Oval Office. You welcomed ideas. You welcomed debate. All in the service of getting this bill done. And here is what I know to be true, Mr. President: You are equal parts believer and builder. And because you are, we are all better off. On behalf of our nation, thank you, Mr. President."

Harris also thanked leaders in Congress who worked on the bill together and gained bipartisan consensus, as well as the support from "millions of Americans who believed that we could get this done."

"Well, we got it done, America," Harris said.
 
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