Biden touts $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal in New Hampshire

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President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the NH 175 bridge over the Pemigewasset River to promote infrastructure spending Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Woodstock, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden set out Tuesday on a national tour to persuade everyday Americans of the benefits of his big, just-signed infrastructure plan. 

First stop was a snowy, rusty bridge in New Hampshire.

“This isn’t esoteric, this isn’t some gigantic bill — it is, but it’s about what happens to ordinary people,” he said. “Conversations around those kitchen tables that are both profound as they are ordinary: How do I cross the bridge in a snowstorm?”

Biden made his remarks in New Hampshire one day after signing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law.

“As he goes around the country, he’s really going to dig into how these issues will impact people’s everyday lives, what they talk about at their kitchen tables,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

The president signed the infrastructure bill into law on Monday at a boisterous bipartisan ceremony for hundreds on the White House South Lawn, where lawmakers and union workers cheered and clapped, sealing a major accomplishment of his first term.

“My message to the American people is this: America is moving again, and your life is going to change for the better,” Biden said at the signing.

Biden is down in the polls and hopes to use the successful deal to shift the political winds in his direction with new momentum for his broader $1.85 trillion social spending package before Congress.

Up next, Biden has stops scheduled in Detroit to promote the new law as a source of jobs and repairs for aging roads, bridges, pipes and ports while also helping to ease inflation and supply chain woes.

The Hill and the Associated Press contributed to this report.,

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