Biden EO Outlines Infrastructure Implementation

Biden EO Outlines Infrastructure Implementation

President Biden signed an executive order (EO) outlining his administration’s implementation priorities for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $1.2 trillion bipartisan legislation was signed into law on Monday, reauthorizing surface transportation programs through Fiscal Year 2026 and providing new funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, ports, transit, and water infrastructure. The EO lays out the following six priorities:

“Invest public dollars efficiently, avoid waste, and focus on measurable outcomes for the American people

Buy American and increase the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, including through implementing the Act’s Made-in-America requirements and bolstering domestic manufacturing and manufacturing supply chains; 

Create good-paying job opportunities for millions of Americans by focusing on high labor standards for these jobs, including prevailing wages and the free and fair chance to join a union;

Invest public dollars equitably, including through the Justice40 Initiative, which is a Government-wide effort toward a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits from Federal investments in climate and clean energy flow to disadvantaged communities;

Build resilient infrastructure that can withstand the impacts of climate change and that helps combat the climate crisis; and

Effectively coordinate with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments in implementing these critical investments.”

The EO also establishes an Infrastructure Implementation Task Force co-chaired by Brian Deese, the National Economic Council Director, and Mitch Landrieu, the White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator. Several agencies will sit on the Task Force including the Departments of Transportation, Energy, Labor, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Office of Management and Budget, Domestic Policy Council, and the Climate Policy Office will also sit on the Task Force.

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