Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Support for a Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced their support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century—an investment that will make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and fair.

The president took office promising to find common ground to get things done — and he delivers on that promise.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework is a critical step in implementing President Biden’s vision of building back better. The plan makes transformative and historic investments in clean transportation infrastructure, clean water infrastructure, comprehensive broadband infrastructure, clean energy infrastructure, remediation of legacy pollution, and resilience to a changing climate. Cumulatively across these areas, the framework invests two-thirds of the resources the president has proposed in the US Jobs Plan.

President Biden believes that we must invest in our country and our people, create well-paid union jobs, tackle the climate crisis, and grow the economy sustainably and equitably for decades to come. The bipartisan infrastructure framework is a critical step in achieving these goals.

President Biden believes that we are at an inflection point between democracy and authoritarianism. At this moment in our history, President Biden believes that we must show the world that American democracy can deliver to the American people. Today, the president is showing that democracy can deliver. The framework will put American workers, farmers and businesses – small and large alike – to compete and win at 21St a century.

However, there is still more work to be done – to grow our economy, create jobs, improve living standards, reduce climate pollution, and ensure more Americans participate fully and equally in our economy. President Biden remains committed to the comprehensive agenda enshrined in the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. He will work with Congress to build on the bipartisan infrastructure framework in legislation that moves in tandem, and is encouraged that both the House and Senate are working on budget plans that would do just that.

But democracy requires compromise. The historic bipartisan infrastructure framework will make life better for millions of Americans, create a generation of well-paid union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win 21St century, including on several key technologies needed to combat the climate crisis. This is what President Biden and Vice President Harris were elected to do.

The president is calling for Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure framework and send it to his desk, passing a budget resolution and legislation that makes his entire vision of rebuilding better a reality.

The bipartisan infrastructure framework will:

  • Improve healthy and sustainable transportation options for millions of Americans by modernizing and expanding transportation and rail networks across the country, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is the largest federal investment in public transportation in history and the largest federal investment in a passenger railroad since Amtrak’s creation.
  • Repairing and rebuilding our roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians. The bipartisan infrastructure framework is the single largest investment dedicated to the bridge since the creation of the Interstate Highway System.
  • Build a nationwide network of electric vehicle chargers along highways and in rural and disadvantaged communities. The largest investment in electric vehicle infrastructure in history, the bipartisan Infrastructure Framework will achieve the president’s goal of building 500,000 electric chargers.
  • Electricity of thousands of school buses and buses in transit across the country to reduce harmful emissions and drive local manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles and components.
  • Eliminate the nation’s leading service lines and pipelines, providing clean drinking water to up to ten million American families and more than 400,000 schools and childcare facilities that are currently unavailable, including tribal states and disadvantaged communities. The plan is the largest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in American history.
  • Connect every American to reliable, high-speed Internet, just as the federal government made a historic effort to provide electricity to every American nearly a hundred years ago. The framework will also lower internet service prices and bridge the digital divide.
  • Upgrade our energy infrastructure, including by building thousands of miles of new and flexible transmission lines to facilitate the expansion of renewable energy, including through the New Grid Authority. The plan is the single largest investment in clean energy transportation in American history.
  • Create a first-of-its-kind Infrastructure Financing Authority that will use billions of dollars in clean transportation and clean energy.
  • Make the largest investment in addressing ancient pollution in American history, a cleanup effort that will create well-paid union jobs and advance environmental justice.
  • Prepare more of our infrastructure for the effects of climate change, cyber attacks and extreme weather events. The framework is the largest investment in the resilience of physical and natural systems in American history.

The framework, which will deliver significant economic benefits and returns, is being financed through a combination of tax gap bridging, redirection of unspent emergency relief funds, targeted corporate user fees, and the macroeconomic impact of infrastructure investment.

The two-party infrastructure framework

Amount (in billions)
Total $579
communications $312
Roads, bridges and major projects 109 bucks
safety $11
public transport $49
Passenger and freight rail $66
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure 7.5 dollars
Electric buses/transit 7.5 dollars
Reconnecting Communities 1 dollar
Airports $25
Ports and waterways $16
Infrastructure Financing $20
other infrastructure $266
water infrastructure 55 dollars
broadband infrastructure $65
environmental treatment $21
Including energy infrastructure. network authority $73
Western water storage 5 dollars
steadfastness $47
* New spending + baseline (more than 5 years) = $973 billion
* New spending + baseline (more than 8 years) = $1,209 billion

Suggested funding sources for new investment

  • Reducing the tax gap in the IRS
  • Integration of the unemployment insurance program
  • Redirect unused unemployment insurance money
  • Repurpose unused relief funds from the 2020 emergency relief legislation
  • Government and local investment in broadband infrastructure
  • Allow states to sell or buy unused infrastructure fee credits
  • Extension of expired customs user fees
  • Refund of premium fund fees for chemicals
  • 5G Spectrum Auction Proceeds
  • Extension of compulsory confinement
  • Selling strategic petroleum reserves
  • Public-Private Partnerships, Private Activity Bonds, Direct Payment Bonds, Asset Recycling for Infrastructure Investment
  • The Macroeconomic Impact of Infrastructure Investment

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