The question of what constitutes “infrastructure” has become one of the most hotly debated issues in the national media landscape.
On Aug. 10 of this year, the Biden Administration scored a bipartisan win with the Senate approval of the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The road to ratification remains rocky as the bill now heads to the U.S. House, where it must vie for priority against a larger $3.5 billion social policy bill.
The $1 trillion bill is actually a truncated version of a $2.6 trillion proposal that would have included robust funding for areas not traditionally considered to be a part of national infrastructure.
Traditionally, infrastructure has been thought of as roads, bridges, ports, water systems, airports, and freight lines—what is considered to be “hard” infrastructure.
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