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Kingran: Actual infrastructure gets far less than many other projects. Why?


The $180 billion in R&D breaks down this way (using round numbers)...

$50 billion is earmarked for the National Science Foundation for advanced computing, chips, AI, energy and biotechnology projects. These investments are clearly aimed at China, which sees quantum computing and specialized chips powering artificial intelligence applications as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to leapfrog America in high tech innovation.

$40 billion to upgrade research labs across the country, including computing networks and other digital capabilities that scientists rely on. And for building labs at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and similar organizations. IOW, getting groundbreaking science out of the lab and into the market.

Another $35 billion is earmarked for a range of investments in clean tech.

And $30 billion for infrastructure jobs projects in rural areas.
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