Former President Barack Obama took notice of the Biden administration’s infrastructure successes this week. On Twitter this Saturday, Obama shared a message wishing President Joe Biden a happy birthday and celebrating the steps forward that the Biden administration has taken for the sake of better infrastructure for the United States. Just recently, Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure deal that was recently passed by Congress into law, setting up large quantities of federal financial support for improving the nation’s roadways, internet connections, and more.
Alongside a photo of the two of them, Obama wrote on Twitter as follows:
‘Happy birthday to my friend and my brother, [Joe Biden]! Thanks for giving all of us the gift of better infrastructure. Grateful for all you’re doing to build this country back better.’
Happy birthday to my friend and my brother, @POTUS! Thanks for giving all of us the gift of better infrastructure. Grateful for all you’re doing to build this country back better. pic.twitter.com/kF8Z4e8YQq
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 20, 2021
The New York Times reported after Biden signed the bipartisan deal into law that some “of the first bursts of spending will go toward areas that Mr. Biden prioritized in negotiations, such as tens of billions of dollars to improve access to broadband internet and to replace hazardous lead drinking pipes,” adding that spending had “already been announced to help clear backlogs at the nation’s ports.” Those backlogs already led overeager Republicans to proclaim that the upcoming holiday season would be marked by “Biden’s blue Christmas” because of supply chain issues involving holiday-related items. Now, it’s onto the Build Back Better Act — a pricier, socially oriented spending package that the House recently passed but which awaits further action by the Senate. As passed by the House, it includes measures to improve health care access, fight climate change, and more.