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Which Biden priorities are not included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal?

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The bipartisan infrastructure deal that the White House and lawmakers struck last week includes $579 billion in new spending to rebuild roads and bridges, improve public transit systems and invest in broadband infrastructure, according to the White House. The agreement is a quarter of President Biden’s initial $2.65 trillion American Jobs Plan, which included several Democratic priorities not traditionally considered part of core U.S. infrastructure.

How the infrastructure plans stack up

Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Bipartisan infrastructure deal

New core infrastructure spending included in both plans

Roads, bridges

and major projects

Infrastructure resiliency

Passenger and

freight rail

Orphan wells/

abandoned mines

Priorities excluded from

bipartisan deal

The deal does not include $1.7 trillion in additional spending outlined in Biden’s initial proposal.

Housing,

schools

and buildings

Tax credits

(including

clean energy)

Funding in bipartisan plan only

The deal includes some things that were not in Biden’s initial proposal

How the infrastructure plans stack up

Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Bipartisan infrastructure deal

New core infrastructure spending included in both plans

Roads, bridges

and major projects

Infrastructure resiliency

Passenger and

freight rail

Orphan wells/

abandoned mines

Priorities excluded from bipartisan deal

The deal does not include $1.7 trillion in additional spending outlined in Biden’s initial proposal.

Housing,

schools

and buildings

Tax credits

(including

clean energy)

Funding in bipartisan plan only

The deal includes some things that were not in Biden’s initial proposal

How the infrastructure plans stack up

Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Bipartisan infrastructure deal

New core infrastructure spending included in both plans

Roads, bridges

and major projects

Passenger and

freight rail

Infrastructure resiliency

Orphan wells/

abandoned mines

Funding in

bipartisan plan only

Priorities excluded from bipartisan deal

The deal does not include $1.7 trillion in additional spending outlined in Biden’s initial proposal.

The deal includes some things that were not in Biden’s initial proposal

Housing, schools

and buildings

Tax credits

(including

clean energy)

How the infrastructure plans stack up

Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Bipartisan infrastructure deal

New core infrastructure spending included in both plans

Roads, bridges

and major projects

Passenger and

freight rail

Infrastructure resiliency

Orphan wells/

abandoned mines

Funding in

bipartisan

plan only

Priorities excluded from bipartisan deal

The deal does not include $1.7 trillion in additional spending outlined in Biden’s initial proposal.

The deal includes some things that were not in Biden’s initial proposal

Housing, schools

and buildings

Tax credits

(including

clean energy)

Among core infrastructure projects, electric vehicle funding took the biggest hit from $157 billion to $15 billion. Significant cuts were made to other items such as water infrastructure and broadband investment as well. Biden included $24 billion in his plan to fund reconnecting neighborhoods cut off by the Interstate Highway System, but the bipartisan deal dedicates only $1 billion.

Liberals have criticized Biden for agreeing to a plan that had key campaign promises stripped out. About $1.7 trillion combined for housing, schools and buildings, long-term care, tax credits, research, development and manufacturing are not part of the agreement.

Democrats hope to pass a separate bill to make up the difference using a process that would allow them to bypass Republican opposition.


Climate activists rally in favor of a climate-first infrastructure bill near the White House on June 30. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

The president has struggled to balance demands for bipartisanship from moderate Democrats and Republicans and for liberal priorities from more left-wing Democrats.

“If this is the only thing that comes to me, I’m not signing it,” Biden said in announcing the deal from the East Room of the White House. Afterward, he clarified in a statement that he didn’t mean it when he said he wouldn’t sign a bipartisan deal unless it was accompanied by a broader and more liberal bill.

Experts say several measures to generate revenue in the bipartisan proposal employ hazy budget math and are unlikely to pay for the plan.

Major differences remain within both parties about what the spending priorities should be and how to define infrastructure.

Source: Cost estimates from the White House and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

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