U.S. President Joe Biden just signed the first piece of his “Build Back Better” agenda into law – injecting 1.2 trillion dollars into the country to rebuild U.S. infrastructure and create sustainable jobs, but where and when will thhttps://youtu.be/sgkSO6Fa-Yse work begin?
Meanwhile, his upcoming virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping could potentially set the tone for bilateral ties between the world’s two largest economies. What will be at the top of the agenda? And, what are the key areas of cooperation? Qinduo Xu, Host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend, and Nathan King, CGTN’s White House Correspondent, discuss what’s at stake.
Joining the discussion:
- Robert Patillo is the Executive Director of the Rainbow Push Coalition.
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.
- Melik Abdul is a Political analyst, writer, and Republican strategist.
Here in Washington, we’ve heard countless speeches and promises on infrastructure.
Today, we finally got it done.
America is moving again. And fifty years from now, I truly believe they will say this was the moment we won the competition for the 21st century. pic.twitter.com/PFQqemLbTe
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 15, 2021
President Biden signed the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday, the most important step in a generation toward upgrading the nation’s roads, ports, rails, pipes, power lines, broadband cables and more. https://t.co/w2NJk4DZMS pic.twitter.com/rsjj6et00q
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 15, 2021
Republican Don Bacon to NBC on the infrastructure bill: "To say that a bill is right for your district … and something that you helped write, but then you've got to vote against it because you don’t want to give the other side a victory? That is a sign of what's broken."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 15, 2021