On Monday, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure and Jobs Act, a move that comes after months of intra-party debate and negotiating.
CNBC reported, “The bill will inject $550 billion of new funds into transportation, broadband and utilities over the next five years. It also represents one half of Biden’s domestic agenda, and opens the gate to passage of the second half, a $1.75 trillion social spending and climate change bill.”
Though predominantly a Democrat-supported measure, several Republicans attended the signing, including Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).
Biden has called the law a historic measure and has regularly claimed it will help the middle class. The president has also said the infrastructure bill will form millions