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Why green initiatives count as infrastructure, from Biden’s top climate officials

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The first $2 trillion of President Joe Biden’s up to $4 trillion infrastructure package includes not only funding for roads and bridges, but also for climate-focused initiatives, like electric vehicles and sustainable housing. Republicans are asking, is that really infrastructure?

On a Thursday afternoon press call, the Biden administration’s top climate officials made their case for why climate initiatives belong in an infrastructure package. It has to do with what we want the future America to look like, they said. The Democratic vision is greener and electrified and the Republican vision appears car- and road-based.

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