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Biden Administration to keep pushing for Bipartisan Framework [free access]

July 2, 2021

The White House is continuing to keep up pressure on Congress and push forward the USD1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework—one of the largest long-term investment plans for the US infrastructure sectors, to create a more sustainable and resilient economy. To this end, President Biden plans to begin traveling around the country to promote the Framework, highlighting its potential economic benefits for the nation.

 

The Infrastructure Framework is a critical step towards making historic investments in clean transportation, clean water, universal broadband and clean power infrastructure. Cumulatively across these areas, the Framework proposes to invest two-thirds of the resources that the President had proposed in his USD2 trillion American Jobs Plan. The latter seeks to create quality jobs for Americans, upgrade roads, bridges and water systems, and help make the country’s infrastructure more resilient to the impact of climate change.

 

For the electric power transmission sector, the Framework includes the establishment of a new Grid Deployment Authority at the Department of Energy (DoE) that will help better leverage the existing rights-of-way (RoW)—along roads and railways—and support creative financing tools to spur additional high priority, high voltage (HV) transmission lines.