Saturday, November 06, 2021

No "infrastructure week" but an infrastructure bill

During the Trump administration, the repeated declarations of "infrastructure week" became a running gag for the late-night comedians. As I just discovered by reading a Wikipedia page on the "infrastructure policy of Donald Trump", there was more discussion of infrastructure policy and bills during Trump's presidency than the emptiness of his public-relations announcements made me think. Nevertheless, no general infrastructure funding was passed in the course of the Trump years. Now, without an "infrastructure week", but with the President's engagement with legislators in Congress (and even though it's not as ambitious as originally proposed), President Biden has done what President Trump never managed to do: pass a large, general infrastructure bill. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 6 November 2021)

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