Biden Says Infrastructure Bill Will Transform America in First In-Person DNC Winter Meeting in 2 Years

President Biden received a standing ovation during address.

Biden Says Infrastructure Bill Will Transform America in First In-Person DNC Winter Meeting in 2 Years
President Biden addresses attendees of the Democratic National Committee's winter summit by Ashlan Gruwell

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2022 – President Joe Biden received a standing ovation during a Democratic National Committee address Thursday night after remarking that the administration is committed to connecting all Americans with historic infrastructure spending.

“We’re going to invest $65 billion to deliver affordable, high-speed internet everywhere in America. Urban, suburban, and rural,” the president said to applause during the party’s first in-person winter summit in two years. He also noted the assistance of the Republican party in helping push the legislation over the finish line.

Biden signed the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act in November, which he said will “transform America. That’s not a hyperbole.”

The winter meeting was held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The summit included DNC’s caucus and committee meetings and keynote speakers.

“We can’t be a country where a mother has to take her child to a McDonald’s parking lot to get access to the internet so they can do their homework. This is the United States of America,” Biden said, alluding to actions by the Federal Communications Commission and the administration to fund remote learning.