Today, the White House announced that President Biden supports the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, proposed outline agreement among 11 Republicans, 9 Democrats, and one independent Senator. This is a critical step in moving the basic or traditional “infrastructure” elements (combination of transportation, transit, and port related, broadband, electric grid and environmental remediation) forward to a Congressional vote. However, the President also emphasized that he “remains committed to the comprehensive agenda laid out in the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.” And, that he will “work with Congress to build on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework in legislation that moves in tandem,” with these other larger goals.
It remains to be seen if the compromise package or framework will garner 60-member Senate support among the wider parties caucus, or be agreed to by the House.
For details on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (see, WH Fact Sheet).