Infrastructure Package Is Now The Law. What Happens Next? : Consider This from NPR After years of jokes about unsuccessful Infrastructure Weeks, months of deliberation, and bouts of gridlock on the political left, a $1.2 trillion package made its way through Congress at long last. The president signed it into law earlier this month. Now, the challenge of actually getting the money where it needs to be remains.

NPR's White House Correspondent Franco Ordonez followed President Biden around the country earlier this month to report on the changes to come, now that the bill is law.

And NPR's National Desk Correspondent Nathan Rott reports on the portions of the infrastructure package that address resilience and protecting communities historically hit hardest by climate change.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

President Biden Signed A Massive, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. What Now?

President Biden Signed A Massive, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. What Now?

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After years of jokes about unsuccessful Infrastructure Weeks, months of deliberation, and bouts of gridlock on the political left, a $1.2 trillion package made its way through Congress at long last. The president signed it into law earlier this month. Now, the challenge of actually getting the money where it needs to be remains.

NPR's White House Correspondent Franco Ordonez followed President Biden around the country earlier this month to report on the changes to come, now that the bill is law.

And NPR's National Desk Correspondent Nathan Rott reports on the portions of the infrastructure package that address resilience and protecting communities historically hit hardest by climate change.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.


Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Jonaki Mehta. It was edited by Ashley Brown and Lee Hale with help from Jennifer Ludden and Krishnadev Calamur.