Biden braces for new hurdles with $ 1.2 billion infrastructure deal

By Linda Chiem (Nov 15, 2021, 8:37 p.m. EST) – President Joe Biden’s signing on Monday of a $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure package positions the country to meet the challenges of strengthening electricity grids and building for climate resilience, but experts say supply shortages, rising labor and material costs and cumbersome procurement processes will impact how quickly projects get started .

Biden is already preparing the federal government to overcome the hurdles of implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by appointing former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu to serve as his infrastructure czar, while signing a decree creating a working group on the implementation of infrastructure to oversee how the money is distributed …

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