BREAKING NEWS One Dead; Suspect Arrested in W Landry Street Shooting in Opelousas Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File

President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for a long-sought boost to U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Posted: Feb 28, 2021 11:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for a long-sought boost to U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Remember Infrastructure Week? That never happened in the Trump administration. But Biden is already looking beyond the massive COVID relief bill, toward a massive infrastructure initiative.

During the presidential campaign, Biden pledged to deploy $2 trillion on infrastructure and clean energy investments. That's even more expensive than the COVID relief plan. And the White House has not ruled out an even higher price tag.

The package could be aimed at boosting health care and manufacturing as well.

Lafayette
Mostly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
New Iberia
Partly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Ville Platte
Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
85° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 90°
Crowley
Mostly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
St. Martinville
Partly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
Opelousas
Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Hot Today, Midweek Severe Threat

Community Events