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White House infrastructure czar Landrieu leaving job and expected to make case for Biden reelection

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White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu Departing Job #

White House infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu is leaving his post after two years and is expected to help push publicly for President Joe Biden’s reelection.

The Democratic president tasked the former New Orleans mayor with setting up a system to invest more than $1 trillion over the coming years on various infrastructure projects tied to the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law.

Landrieu’s departure allows him more freedom to advocate for Biden, as federal employees are limited in their ability to do so.

Deputy White House chief of staff Natalie Quillian will take the lead in the infrastructure team going forward.

Landrieu, known for his work in rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, has logged numerous miles working with officials to access funds for infrastructure projects.

He had been mentioned as a possible Democratic challenger to Republican Donald Trump before the 2020 election.

Under Landrieu’s watch, thousands of federal employees have been hired to help distribute infrastructure funds. He has expressed concerns about the fate of projects if a Republican administration takes power and wants to cut spending.

Despite some GOP criticism, Landrieu has emphasized infrastructure as a nonpartisan issue.