White House rushes with infrastructure fixes for US economy

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Biden administration is relying on infrastructure dollars to help fix the clogged ports and blanket the nation with internet access. But a series of initiatives rolled out on Tuesday show that the urgent pace might not be fast enough to address the immediate needs of an economy coping with a supply chain squeeze and a shift to remote work. There is $65 billion for internet access and plans to identify and pay for possible upgrades to U.S. ports within the next 90 days. Yet the fixes will help in the longer term. Biden spoke with CEOS on Tuesday and will highlight the administration’s efforts by visiting Baltimore’s port on Wednesday.