Biden to sign ‘urgent’ infrastructure bill a week after passage

ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: US President Joe Biden speaks in the Memorial Amphitheater, in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, on November 11, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, serving as the heart of Arlington National Cemetery, has been the final resting place for one of America's unidentified World War I service members, and unidentified soldiers from later wars were added in 1958 and 1984. The tomb plaza is open to the public this week for the first time in almost a hundred years. (Photo by Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, VA – NOVEMBER 11: Joe Biden speaks in the Memorial Amphitheater, in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, on November 11, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images)

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Joe Biden is set to sign the long-awaited and so-called “urgent” infrastructure bill on Monday, nearly a week later than expected. Speaking in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday, Biden said it is “monumental” for Congress to finally pass the bipartisan bill.

“We took a monumental step forward as a nation, and we did something long overdue and long talked about in Washington, but almost never actually done,” said Biden. The House of Representatives passed my bipartisan infrastructure bill.”

According to the White House, Biden is waiting to sign the bill until Monday’s ceremony, which will include a “diverse group of leaders who fought for its passage across the country,” like governors, mayors and union bosses. Meanwhile, Biden explained what the $1.2 trillion measure sitting on his desk can do for Americans.

“We’re going to make high-speed internet available to everywhere in America. Those of you who have kids in school, when we’ve been going this hybrid thing, some in class and some out of class…how many times, if you don’t live in an area where you have high-speed internet you can afford, you know how many times you’ve driven your kids to the parking lot of McDonald’s and sat there going off the McDonald’s internet so you could here,” he continued.

Biden assured his audience the bill will be well worth the wait.

Biden ended his speech by stating, “we’re gonna build a better America, not a joke. We’re gonna lead the world again, not a joke. We’re gonna be in a position where once again own the 21st century because when we own it, everybody does better; everybody, not only America, but around the world.”

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