President Joe Biden defended his definition of infrastructure during a speech at the White House on Wednesday on his proposed $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan.
“The idea of infrastructure has always evolved to meet the aspirations of the American people and their needs,” Biden said. “And it is evolving again today.”
Biden defied Republican criticism that his bill did not spend enough on roads, bridges, airports, and ports, and too much on “Green New Deal” priorities.
“That’s just not rational, it really isn’t,” Biden said defiantly.
Only about 25 percent of Biden’s proposed $2.5 trillion plan actually funds basic infrastructure, including roads, bridges, airports, and ports as well as rail projects, replacing lead pipes and water systems, electric transmission systems, and the expansion of broadband internet.
But Biden defended proposed spending on climate change initiatives including electric vehicles and charging stations, electric school busses and federal vehicles, and