15 Nov 2021
Biden Picks Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Oversee Infrastructure Plan
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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been selected by President Joe Biden to oversee and manage the $1 trillion infrastructure plan. The former mayor is a democrat and led New Orleans from 2010 to 2018 and helped the state recover from the deadly Hurricane Katrina which left thousands homeless back in 2015.
Mitch Landrieu will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the infrastructure bill, including coordination and management. The bill is expected to be signed into law by the President on Monday and will cover all infrastructure spending on roads, railways, ports, bridges, broadband internet and more.
The former mayor will coordinate with various governments across states, and will form partnerships with local businesses and labor to create well-paying jobs and bring the country back on track in terms of infrastructure development. The bill was agreed upon earlier this month by the senate under which 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations will be developed and high-speed internet facilities will be set up.