Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is celebrating a deal that has been reached on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Biden said the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators reached the deal.
“Signs of life from our leaders in Washington! Maybe bipartisan deal-making that benefits the American people can become cool again?! Nice work,” Johnson said in a Twitter post. “Dallas needs the infrastructure and the jobs!”
The deal came after weeks of discussions on the package that would best garner approval in the House of Representatives, CNBC said in an article.
A White House news release stated that there will be a total of $579 billion in new spending.
Out of that, $312 billion will go toward transportation projects and $266 billion to other infrastructure.
“The $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is a critical step in implementing President Biden’s Build Back Better vision,” the White House said in a news release. “President Biden believes that we must invest in our country and in our people, creating good-paying union jobs, tackling the climate crisis, and growing the economy sustainably, and equitably for decades to come. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is a critical step in accomplishing these objectives.”
Among the list of things the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework will do is, build a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers along highways and in rural and disadvantaged communities, connect every American to reliable high-speed internet and improve healthy, sustainable transportation options for millions of Americans by modernizing and expanding transit and rail networks across the country, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the White House release said.