Biden’s $2T spending plan, billed as infrastructure bill, spends less than half on infrastructure

Biden’s $2T spending plan, billed as infrastructure bill, spends less than half on infrastructure


President Biden’s $2 trillion spending plan, which is being promoted largely as a bill to address infrastructure, directs well under half of its total money to things traditionally defined as infrastructure, according to a Fox News analysis. 

The analysis, based on the 25-page summary of the president’s proposal for the “American Jobs Plan,” indicates less than $750 billion of the spending fits even a broad definition of infrastructure. 

The White House is casting a very wide net about what constitutes infrastructure — for example, the American Jobs Plan references “care infrastructure” when talking about $25 billion to upgrade child care facilities and a $400 billion expenditure on care for the elderly and disabled. That’s quite different from repairing potholes and rebuilding bridges. 

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Senate Republicans, meanwhile, in emphasizing that Biden’s plan largely does not address infrastructure, are often using a very restrictive definition of the word. 

“This plan is not about rebuilding America’s backbone. Less than 6 percent of this massive proposal goes to roads and bridges,” Senate Minority

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