Politico - Zach Colman

Biden’s inability to control how a large portion of the infrastructure money gets spent is largely due to legal constraints.

President Joe Biden sold last year’s $550 billion plan for new infrastructure spending by promising it will spur transformative climate and equity programs nationwide. The problem: states control most of the cash and may not share his goals of tackling climate change or reversing the effects of institutionalized racism.

Biden’s inability to control how a large portion of the infrastructure money gets spent is largely due to legal constraints. About 75 percent of the infrastructure law will be distributed to states via a complicated formula set by existing statute, including the bulk of federal highway dollars.

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