What’s in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law

The bipartisan law signed by Biden includes $550 billion in new investments in roads, bridges, broadband and more. It is widely expected to create a lot of jobs.

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President Biden has signed the bipartisan infrastructure package into law.

The Senate approved the bill in August and the House of Representatives finally passed it on Nov. 5. Biden officially enacted it on Nov. 15. The law unlocks approximately $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, pipes, ports, broadband and other public works.

The infrastructure package contains $550 billion in entirely new investments, including money for electric-car charging stations and zero-emission school buses. The spending is mostly paid for — without raising taxes. The bulk of the funding comes from repurposing unspent coronavirus relief money and tightening enforcement on reporting gains from cryptocurrency investments. The bill would add about $256 billion to the deficit, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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$550 billion in new investments

Almost half of the $1.2 trillion package is going toward new investments in transportation, utilities and pollution remediation.

= 1 billion

Transportation

$284 billion

Utilities

$240 billion

Roads and bridges

$110B

Power infrastructure

$65B

Broadband

$65B

Railroads

$66B

Water infrastructure

$55B

Public transit

$39B

Resilience

$47B

Airports $25B

Ports $17B

Electric vehicles $15B

Western water

infrastructure

$8B

Road safety

$11B

Reconnecting

communities

$1B

Pollution remediation

$21 billion

An additional $5 billion is made up of small

provisions to aid different groups.

Source: Congressional Budget Office.

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$550 billion in new investments

Almost half of the $1.2 trillion package is going toward new investments in transportation, utilities and pollution remediation.

= 1 billion

Transportation

$284 billion

Utilities

$240 billion

Roads and bridges

$110B

Power infrastructure

$65B

Broadband

$65B

Railroads

$66B

Water infrastructure

$55B

Public transit

$39B

Resilience

$47B

Airports $25B

Ports $17B

Electric vehicles $15B

Western water

infrastructure

$8B

Road safety

$11B

Reconnecting

communities

$1B

Pollution remediation

$21 billion

An additional $5 billion is made up of small provisions

to aid different groups.

Source: Congressional Budget Office.

THE WASHINGTON POST

$550 billion in new investments

Almost half of the $1.2 trillion package is going toward new investments in transportation, utilities and pollution remediation.

= 1 billion

Transportation

$284 billion

Utilities

$240 billion

Roads and bridges

$110B

Power infrastructure

$65B

Broadband

$65B

Railroads

$66B

Water infrastructure

$55B

Public transit

$39B

Resilience

$47B

Airports $25B

Ports $17B

Electric vehicles $15B

Road safety $11B

Reconnecting

communities

$1B

Western water

infrastructure

$8B

Pollution

remediation

$21 billion

An additional $5 billion is made up of small provisions to aid different groups.

Source: Congressional Budget Office.

THE WASHINGTON POST

The plan garnered significant support from Democrats and Republicans.

Here is a rundown of what is in the 2,700 pages of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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