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Biden's Federal Infrastructure Plan Could 'Far Exceed The New Deal'

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President Joe Biden swearing in as the 46th president of the United States next to his wife, Jill Biden (right).

The American Jobs Plan would be historic should it pass through Congress.

The ambitious proposal would not only cover roads, bridges, and traditional pillars of infrastructure, but also human capital. One component of the bill addresses affordable housing, pledging the construction of 2 million homes in addition to public school upgrades and training a clean-energy workforce. "This will far exceed the New Deal, it will far exceed the great society of LBJ," U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver said.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.