It was one of Vice President Joe Biden’s last acts in office before he retired from the United States Senate in January 2017.
While on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last year, Biden mentioned that Trump’s infrastructure plan didn’t even consider the costs of running highways and bridges in the US.
On Friday, Trump signed an executive order creating a federal infrastructure bank and authorizing $200bn in federal funding for roads, waterworks, ports and other projects over the next 10 years. This funding can be unlocked with state and local governments who contribute their own cash.
Biden spoke on a panel promoting infrastructure spending in North Carolina’s capitol, Raleigh, on Friday, warning: “We’re going to pay a price for not doing it.”
Biden sold the infrastructure plan as a way to improve the economy, adding: “We’re making a bet that a better American infrastructure will be a strategic competitive advantage in the 21st century.”
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