Biden admits ‘disappointment’ of his agenda is stalling

‘There’s a lot of talk about disappointment in things we didn’t do’: Biden admits agenda has stalled, insists he was elected to the country after GOP ripped its ‘division’ in Atlanta

  • President Joe Biden admitted his agenda stalled when he provided an update on the bipartisan infrastructure law Friday
  • “There’s a lot of talk about disappointments and things we didn’t do,” he noted. “We’re going to do a lot, I might add,” the president added
  • He then reiterated that he had been chosen to “unite” the country after receiving heat from Republicans who called his speech about voting rights in Georgia too divisive.
  • “I ran for president to unify the country,” he said. “This bipartisan infrastructure bill that I signed a few months ago unites us around things we all depend on”
  • The pivot to infrastructure comes after Senator Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema refused to give in to filibuster reform, wrecking approval of voting rights laws
  • Biden also spoke about his infrastructure achievement after the Supreme Court overturned its order to let companies vaccinate their employees
  • The president has also suffered from low polls, with a poll released this week showing his approval score was just 33 percent.



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President Joe Biden admitted his agenda stalled when he provided an update on the bipartisan infrastructure bill Friday.

“There’s a lot of talk about disappointments and things we didn’t do,” he noted. “We’re going to do a lot of it, I might add,” the president added.

He then reiterated that he had been elected to “unite” the country after receiving heat from Republicans who called Tuesday’s speech about voting rights in Georgia too divisive.

President Joe Biden admitted his agenda stalled when he provided an update on the bipartisan infrastructure bill Friday. “There’s a lot of talk about disappointments and things we didn’t do,” he said. ‘We’re going to do a lot, I might add’

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (left), who oversees implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, introduced President Joe Biden (right) at an event on the White House campus Friday

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (left), who oversees implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, introduced President Joe Biden (right) at an event on the White House campus Friday

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (left), who oversees implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, introduced President Joe Biden (right) at an event on the White House campus Friday

“I ran for president to unify the country,” he said. “This bipartisan infrastructure bill that I signed a few months ago unites us around things we all depend on.”

“Whether you’re in rural Kentucky or downtown Philadelphia, you should be able to turn on the tap and drink clean water,” the president continued.

While delivering his address, First Lady Jill Biden visited parts of Kentucky devastated by tornadoes last month, while Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the City of Brotherly Love.

‘Students should be able to get internet when they have to do their homework at home instead of driving to a fast food parking lot. People need good jobs,” Biden continued.

Biden deducted a number of dollar amounts for the modernization of highways, ports, airports, clean water, the Internet and bridges.

He announced that the federal government would allow 100 percent of federal funds to be used to rebuild certain “off-system bridges.”

Historically, state and local entities should contribute at least 20 percent matching funds.

Biden ignored journalists’ questions as he concluded his speech.

Biden’s pivot to infrastructure came after a frustrating 48 hours for the White House — with moderate Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin who refused to give in to filibuster reforms, essentially wrecking the passing of voting rights laws.

The Supreme Court also rejected Biden’s plan to let companies with more than 50 employees vaccinate their employees.

A new poll this week also indicated that Biden’s approval rating among Americans had fallen to 33 percent.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill was one of the two major legislative achievements of the president’s first year.

The Democratic president was able to get the US bailout plan — a COVID-19 relief package — passed in March, then the infrastructure bill in November.

Biden hoped a third package, the Build Back Better act, would also pass by Christmas, but it was derailed by Manchin.

Since then, Biden and Senate Democrats have turned their attention to the ballots — and while they’ll get votes in the Senate next week, they’re also likely doomed to fail.

The Biden administration was also caught heading into the holiday season as the new ommicron strain of COVID-19 boomed and Americans complained about test shortages.

In the 2020 election, Biden pledged to be united.

He insisted on the idea that government can be competent and pledged to get the coronavirus pandemic under control.

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