What’s in Biden’s $ 2 trillion infrastructure package paid for through tax increases

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President Joe Biden's $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan includes proposals to spend $ 174 billion on electric vehicles and infrastructure and inject massive amounts of money into projects that prevent community violence, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, and establish a Civilian Climate Corps.

President Joe Biden’s $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan includes proposals to spend $ 174 billion on electric vehicles and infrastructure and inject massive amounts of money into projects that prevent community violence, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, and establish a Civilian Climate Corps.

President Joe Biden’s $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan includes proposals to spend $ 174 billion on electric vehicles and infrastructure and inject huge sums into projects that prevent community violence, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, and create a Civilian Climate Corps.

The White House released a 25-page report on the package Tuesday morning, which would represent one of the largest government investments since the 1960s space race – if passed by Congress.

Funding will come from tax increases, including a 7 percent increase in capital gains tax from 21 percent to 28 percent.

Below are the proposals that Biden will make:

Electric vehicles: $ 174 billion to boost electric vehicle markets. Discounts and Tax Benefits to Buy American-Made Electric Vehicles.

Included in the White House plan are grants for governments and private groups to build 500,000 electric vehicle chargers and replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles.

School buses: Replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles and electrify at least 20 percent of the yellow school bus fleet. The package praises a program from the Energy Department called Clean Buses for Kids. It would “put us on the road to 100 percent clean buses,” the White House said.

Public transport: Biden is calling on Congress to invest $ 165 billion in public transportation. This includes modernization existing throughput and expansion of those systems. It would double federal funding for an area that is a significant part of the state and local budgets. According to the White House, it would “ bring bus, bus, and train services to communities and neighborhoods across the country ” without specifying which, claiming it would “ ultimately reduce traffic congestion for everyone. ”

Lead pipes: Eliminate all lead pipes used for drinking water nationwide – with $ 45 billion towards EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and in Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act grants.

Made in America: Made in America Terms of Manufacture and Shipping.

Modernization of bridges and highways: $ 115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, roads and highways in ‘critical need’.

Smaller bridges: Restore 10,000 “smaller bridges” that “provide vital connections to rural and tribal communities.”

Protect cyclists and pedestrians: $ 20 billion for safety – including to “reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, especially for cyclists and pedestrians.”

Transit: $ 85 billion to modernize existing transit.

Amtrak: $ 80 billion to Amtrak to fund repairs, modernize the Northeast Corridor, increase security and electrification.

Biden will announce $ 174 billion to boost electric vehicle markets.  Discounts and Tax Benefits to Buy American-Made Electric Vehicles

Biden will announce $ 174 billion to boost electric vehicle markets.  Discounts and Tax Benefits to Buy American-Made Electric Vehicles

Biden will announce $ 174 billion to boost electric vehicle markets. Discounts and Tax Benefits to Buy American-Made Electric Vehicles

Airports: $ 25 billion for airports.

Waterways: $ 17 billion for inland waterways, coastal ports, land ports and ferries.

Neighborhoods Cut off by Roads: $ 20 billion to reconnect neighborhoods cut off by highways and historic investment, plus research on “ advanced sidewalks. ”

Water recovery: Unspecified investment for “the protection and restoration of major land and water resources such as the Florida Everglades and the Great Lakes.”

Broadband: Strive for ‘100 percent high-speed broadband coverage’ in the country. Work with Congress to lower Internet prices. According to the plan, “Biden acknowledges that individual grants to cover internet costs may be needed in the short term,” but believes that continuously providing grants “is not the right long-term solution.”

Power grid: Build a more resilient energy system. Targeted investment allowance to help build 20 gigawatts of power lines.

Plug oil wells: Spend $ 16 billion to connect ‘orphan’ oil and gas wells.

Brownfields: $ 5 billion for brownfields and Superfund sites.

Industrial clean energy: 15 low-carbon hydrogen demonstration projects to help industry use clean technology.

Civilian Climate Corps: $ 10 billion for a new Civilian Climate Corps. It is unclear what this new unity entails.

Affordable housing: $ 213 billion to produce, maintain and adapt more than two million affordable and sustainable living spaces. Including ‘assistance with rental on a project basis’. $ 40 billion for public housing infrastructure.

Energy at home: $ 27 Billion Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator for home energy upgrades.

Schools: $ 100 billion to upgrade and build new public schools, half through grants and half through bonds.

Community schools: $ 12 billion to invest in community college infrastructure.

Day-care: $ 25 billion to upgrade childcare facilities.

Veterans: $ 18 billion for VA hospitals.

Back to school: The plan calls for one-fifth of the national school bus fleet to be electrified

Back to school: The plan calls for one-fifth of the national school bus fleet to be electrified

Back to school: The plan calls for one-fifth of the national school bus fleet to be electrified

Home care: $ 400 billion toward “expanding access to quality, affordable home or community care for aging family members and people with disabilities.”

R&D: $ 35 billion in R&D investment. Includes $ 5 billion for climate research

HBCUs: $ 10 billion for R&D investment in historically black colleges and universities

Pandemics: $ 30 billion in pandemic measures. Includes investments in medical supplies, testing and research.

Power Sources: $ 46 billion for charging ports, advanced nuclear reactors and fuel, electric building heat pumps.

Disrupted employees: $ 40 building for dislocated workers.

Staff training: Workforce training amid “persistent economic inequalities”: $ 12 billion for workforce development in “disadvantaged communities.” $ 5 billion for the prevention of community violence.

Apprenticeships: $ 48 billion in “US workforce development,” including 2 million new apprenticeships.

Enforcement: $ 10 billion to ensure fair and equal pay, workplace safety and job boards “free from racial, gender and other forms of discrimination and harassment.”

A new Civilian Climate Corps is inspired by the FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps

A new Civilian Climate Corps is inspired by the FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps

A new Civilian Climate Corps is inspired by the FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps

Included in the White House plan are grants for governments and private groups to build 500,000 electric vehicle chargers and replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles.

Even yellow school buses are part of the package, with an energy department program aiming to electrify a fifth of the fleet.

Biden, a lifelong train enthusiast who used to commute by train between Wilmington and Washington, would pour $ 80 billion over to Amtrak to modernize the system and improve the Northeast Corridor, which connects DC to New York and points north.

Bicycles would also receive a share of the billions.

It includes $ 20 billion to improve road safety with a new ‘safe streets for all’ intended to reduce accidents and protect cyclists and pedestrians.

After a campaign in which the Flint drinking water fiasco became a major problem for Democrats, the proposal includes $ 45 billion for a plan to eliminate all lead pipes used in water distribution.

The 25-page plan includes 20 references to broadband technology – a modern facet that White House press secretary Jen Psaki has also pointed out.

Shovel Ready: Proposal includes traditional road and bridge spending, plus research on `` advanced sidewalks that recycle carbon dioxide ''

Shovel Ready: Proposal includes traditional road and bridge spending, plus research on `` advanced sidewalks that recycle carbon dioxide ''

Shovel Ready: Proposal includes traditional road and bridge spending, plus research on “ advanced sidewalks that recycle carbon dioxide ”

The fact sheet sets the goal of ‘100 percent high-speed broadband coverage’. The White House says it will “ work with Congress ” to bring down Internet prices – but sends mixed messages about where Biden stands with regard to subsidies.

According to the plan, “Biden acknowledges that individual grants to cover internet costs may be needed in the short term,” but believes that continuously providing grants “is not the right long-term solution.”

The language about targeting workforce development programs in “ disadvantaged communities ” is not as accurate as the physical programs, in a plan that came out when the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for George Floyd’s death was underway.

Structural racism and persistent economic inequalities have undermined opportunities for millions of workers. All investment in staff training will prioritize disadvantaged communities and communities hard hit by a changing economy, ” said the White House.

It calls for $ 12 billion to raise workers “who face some of the greatest challenges” and “$ 5 billion over eight years to support evidence-based violence prevention programs in the community.”