It leaves out many of President Biden’s top priorities for “human infrastructure” such as child care, elder care, and education provisions.
The bipartisan group focused mostly on physical infrastructure, putting off issues like funding long-term care for seniors and child care for a potential Democrats-only budget maneuver later this summer.
The plan includes nearly $400 billion in expected baseline transportation funding that Congress must regularly renew, along with $579 billion in new spending.
Of the new spending, $312 billion of which would go to transportation projects and $266 billion would go to other infrastructure needs like water systems, broadband, and improving power grids.
The other tranche of money dedicates $55 billion for water infrastructure, $65 billion for broadband, and $73 billion for building thousands of miles of new transmission lines intended to speed the transition to renewable energy.
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