He made the remarks while visiting Woodstock, NH, to promote the $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure investment and jobs bill, which he signed on Monday.
Nov 16 (News) – President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “confident” that Congress would pass its $ 1.7 trillion social spending bill after lawmakers worked together to approve the new infrastructure bill, which it passed this week had signed.
“Despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans, we can work together, we can deliver real results,” said Biden. “The middle class built this country and it was left out.
He commended Senator Maggie Hassan, DN.H., for her work in enforcing the infrastructure package. The state will receive around $ 1.1 billion for building highways and $ 225 million for bridges as part of the deal.
“My message to the people of New Hampshire is something. It is this: Because of this delegation, New Hampshire and America are moving again. Your life will change for the better and that is literally, ”said Biden.
He made his comments standing in front of the Pemigewasset River Bridge, which is on the “red list” of New Hampshire bridges in urgent need of repair. It must be inspected twice a year and its weight limit has been downgraded from 40 tons to 20 tons.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said at a rally on Capitol Hill Tuesday the House of Representatives plans to vote on the Build Back Better Act, which will provide $ 1.7 trillion in welfare spending. Legislation provides billions for universal Pre-K for all 3- and 4-year-olds, childcare, health care for older Americans, and an extension of the child tax credit. The package also includes funding to fight climate change and increase taxes for businesses and individuals who earn more than $ 400,000 annually.