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President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law on Monday, capping off the hard-fought victory for his domestic agenda.

Why it matters: The legislation includes massive investments in roads, bridges, waterways and other “hard infrastructure.” It's the biggest public-works bill since former President Eisenhower created the interstate highway system in 1956.

  • The legislation will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years, and includes more than $550 billion in new spending.

The big picture: The White House on Sunday named former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as the senior adviser responsible for coordinating the implementation of the legislation.

  • Landrieu will oversee funds for upgrading roads, bridges, rail and high-speed internet, among other responsibilities.

What he's saying: "Too often in Washington, the reason we don’t get things done is because we insist on getting everything we want," Biden said in an address. "With this law, we focused on getting things done."

  • "I ran for president because the only way to move our country forward is through compromise and consensus," he added.
  • "No parent should have to sit in a parking lot [at a] fast food restaurant again, just so their child can use the internet to do their homework," he said. "That's over, folks."
  • "This law is a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America. It leaves no one behind, and it marks an inflection point that we face as a nation."
  • "And my message to the American people is: America is moving again. And your life is going to change for the better," he said. "We got it done, America."

A bipartisan mix of Congress members, mayors, governors and workers sat in the audience on the White House lawn. Biden gave shoutouts to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), among others.

  • "I'm not hurting you, Rob, because I know you aren't running again," Biden joked at one point.

Between the lines: Biden held off on signing the bill after it passed the House on Nov. 5 so that a bipartisan group of lawmakers back from congressional recess could join the event.

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Biden hosts Manchin and Sinema at White House to push for voting rights reform

President Biden speaks to reporters after a meeting with Senate Democrats in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Thursday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Biden met with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) at the White House on Thursday night to discuss voting rights after they reaffirmed their opposition to reforming the filibuster, per the White House.

Why it matters: Biden and other Democrats want the Senate's filibuster rules changed in order to pass voting rights legislation.

Dem Senate candidates rally against “sellout” Sinema

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema enters the Democratic caucus meeting on Thursday with President Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate are now explicitly campaigning against one of their potential colleagues, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — branded by one as a "sellout" for opposing filibuster changes to enact party priorities.

Why it matters: It's an evolution of an increasingly popular strategy among Democrats: turning legislative inaction to their advantage by casting themselves as the "50th vote" for programs or the filibuster changes needed to pass President Biden's agenda.

Focus group: Biden weak on COVID response, strong on democracy

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Pool/Getty Images 

As President Biden approaches the one-year mark of his presidency, some swing voters say his handling of the pandemic has weakened him in their eyes.

  • But they see him projecting strength when he talks about protecting American democracy.

Driving the news: These were key takeaways from the latest Engagious/Schlesinger swing-voter focus groups for Axios, conducted Tuesday, just days after the president's Jan. 6 anniversary speech.