But Biden is quick to clarify that the bill is not a development bill, which he said is what most people want.
“But I think the essence of the infrastructure bill is to say, what can we do to tie it in, and I’m talking about for instance, getting an easier way for our young people to afford higher education? Because we’re not going to be able to afford to do that without tapping into the resources of the private sector.”
The bill would likely be positioned as a way to achieve more equity in community college access. And the sticking point is whether the federal government should make more money available for state universities and colleges.
Meanwhile, a slew of Democratic hopefuls remain actively thinking about a 2020 run, one of which is Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado who told CNN on Monday that, “There may be a different kind of dialogue that’s appropriate for 2020, where we don’t just talk about the changing face of America, but use that in a different way than we have done.”