Joe Biden was signing legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of first responders. Some folks thought it was sweet, but it made us feel uneasy.
President Joe Biden signs a $1.2 trillion bill into law. For the first time, he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “China and the United States should respect each other and live in peace,” Xi says of Sino-American relations.
At the White House, President Biden signs the long-awaited infrastructure bill. President Joe Biden says, “The world has changed, and we must adapt.” He claims that the bill’s passage “demonstrates that, despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans can collaborate.”
According to the reports, the law allocates $110 billion to roads, bridges, and significant projects, as well as $39 billion to public transportation and $66 billion to railroads. It also includes $65 billion for broadband infrastructure expansion and $55 billion for investments in clean water.
Moreover, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order creating a task team to supervise the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. Mr. Joe Biden said as he signed the executive order on health care reform, “America is moving again, and your life is about to change for the better.”
The White House budget office will finalize the cost of President Biden’s infrastructure package. Mr. Biden’s social expenditure package will also be scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), but not his infrastructure plan until after the CBO report is out.
Democrats will only need a simple majority to approve Build Back Better in the Senate, but because no Republicans are likely to vote in favor, all 50 Democrats will have to vote yes.