Biden op-ed: Infrastructure deal is one ‘American people can be proud of’

President Joe Biden on Monday pitched the bipartisan infrastructure deal as one “American people can be proud of,” while cautioning that there was a lot of work ahead to finish the final product.

“This deal is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure in nearly a century,” Biden wrote in an op-ed on Yahoo News. “Economists of all stripes agree that it would create good jobs and dramatically strengthen our economy in the long run.”

Biden also made clear that he was not satisfied that the bill is missing some “critical initiatives on climate change” — responding to criticism that he’d caved, leaving out ambitious climate goals he promised. But the president said Monday that he intended to go further and pass all of these initiatives in the reconciliation bill, while touting that this initial deal was a “crucial step forward” in clean energy investment.