US needs to invest in infrastructure, if not, China will ‘eat our lunch’ – Biden

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United States President Joe Biden met with a number of senators on February 11 to discuss the the need to invest in modern and sustainable American infrastructure.

“Last night, I was on the phone for two straight hours with Xi Jinping.  And you all know as well as I do, these folks — and it was a good conversation.  I know him well.  We spent a lot of time together over the years I was Vice President.  And — but, you know, they’re going to — if we don’t get moving, they’re going to eat our lunch,” Biden said before his meeting with US senators.

He said that China has “major, major new initiatives on rail.  And they already have rail that goes 225 miles an hour with ease.  They’re working — they’re working very hard to do what I think we’re going to have to do. “

“I’ve laid out what I think I have to do — we should be doing.  And they have a plan, as well, within their jurisdiction.  But they’re also very, very competent senators who know a lot more than beyond their jurisdiction about the things they need.  So I’m looking for a wholesome conversation or a fulsome conversation,” he said.