Landrieu Moves From Infrastructure to Biden Campaign

Former New Orleans Mayor Oversaw Implementation of Landmark Legislation
Mitch Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu, shown at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2023, has traveled more than 119,000 miles to nearly 150 cities, according to a White House statement. (Via Nancy Pelosi/Facebook)

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Mitch Landrieu, the White House face of the bipartisan infrastructure law, has resigned from his appointed post, to serve on President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign.

Biden issued a statement Jan. 8 thanking Landrieu for his work since being appointed in November 2021 as the president’s senior adviser and infrastructure coordinator to implement that law.

“When I passed the bipartisan infrastructure law, I knew I needed someone by my side who would help deliver real results for the American people,” Biden said. “I knew that Mitch Landrieu, a former mayor and lieutenant governor who spent over a decade helping rebuild New Orleans, was the man to help me rebuild the country. Mitch has always known that the real measure of success is not about scoring partisan points — it’s about building bridges, and fixing the problem at hand.”

He touted his administration’s infrastructure accomplishments that have supported 40,000 projects in 4,500 communities and improved 135,000 miles of roadways.



“Mitch has traveled over 119,000 miles to nearly 150 cities across the country to hear directly from communities and partner with governors, mayors, members of Congress, labor and private sector companies to help rebuild America,” Biden said. “Mitch has consistently demonstrated that when we work together, we can do big things.”

Landrieu has made numerous appearances along with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announcing federal awards for projects such as major bridge and road construction activities. The bipartisan infrastructure law authorized $1.2 trillion in spending.

Pete Buttigieg


Biden thanked Landrieu for his services and leadership in helping manage “the most transformational investment in American infrastructure in generations.”

Since the start of this year, Biden has begun to campaign in earnest. Eight months ago, he launched his first re-election video. As of Jan. 8, the campaign website listed multiple positions it is seeking to fill, including leadership, legal counsel, analytics, ballot access, mobilization, operations, policy and state activities.

On Dec. 22, Natalie Quillian, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, penned a blog on the White House’s Briefing Room website listing the Top 10 indicators about Biden’s progress on his “Investing in America Agenda” that included examples of infrastructure investments.

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