IN THE STATES: Democrats Go All Out Touting Benefits of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
VB Dems | Posted on November 13, 2021 |
This week, Democrats and state parties barnstormed the country to tout the benefits of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. This historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure will create good-paying jobs by rebuilding our roads and bridges, expanding broadband so every American has access to high-speed internet, and securing clean drinking water for our families and children. Democrats are making sure that voters across the country know that they will be healthier, better connected, and poised to win the competition for the 21st century because of President Biden and Democrats.
Here’s what Americans across the country were reading during infrastructure week: The Hill:
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Democrats across the country touted the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: In Maryland: WGAL: President Joe Biden speaks in Baltimore about how infrastructure plan will strengthen supply chains In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘A generational investment’: Pa’s Congressional Dems tout infrastructure bill’s benefits back home In Georgia: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Democrats applaud House passage of infrastructure bill Republicans opposed In Wisconsin: CBS58: Wisconsin leaders talk impact of infrastructure bill passing In Illinois: WMBD: ‘This is the biggest investment in our infrastructure since the Eisenhower administration,’ Illinois lawmakers react to infrastructure bill In Oregon: Oregon Capital Chronicle: Democrats in Oregon delegation applaud infrastructure passage, lone Republican silent In California: Lake County News: Lake County’s members of Congress vote to pass national infrastructure bill In Colorado: The Denver Channel: “Let’s fix the roads”: Colorado leaders hail passage of infrastructure bill In Vermont: Vermont Business Magazine: Leahy: Bipartisan infrastructure bill will yield wide benefits across Vermont In New York: WKBW: Sen. Schumer details how the infrastructure bill will impact New York State
Local news outlets detailed what is in the infrastructure bill for their communities: In Texas: KAMC: Texas set to get around $30 billion from new infrastructure bill In Texas: KIII: South Texas makes waves: What local representatives gain from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill In Georgia: The Augusta Chronicle: Federal infrastructure deal to provide $225 million for repairing bridges across Georgia In Georgia: Georgia Recorder: Easing of supply chain jam to start with Savannah seaport, White House says In North Carolina: CBS17: NC set to receive billions for roads, bridges, high-speed internet access as part of Biden’s infrastructure bill In North Carolina: WITN: NCDOT prepares for future projects as infrastructure bill heads to Biden’s desk In North Carolina: The News & Observer: NC commuter rail, infrastructure projects pick up speed with Congress passing bill In North Carolina: Indy Week: From RTP to Eastern N.C., President Biden’s Infrastructure Deal is a Game Changer for the State In North Carolina: WRAL: Plenty of NC projects to benefit from infrastructure package In Florida: Miami Herald: Billions of dollars coming to Florida once Biden’s infrastructure bill becomes law In Florida: WPBF: Bipartisan infrastructure bill’s expected impact in Florida In Mississippi: Mississippi Today: Mississippi will get $4.4 billion from federal infrastructure package. Here’s how it can be spent In West Virginia: West Virginia MetroNews: Billions of infrastructure investment now coming to West Virginia, Manchin says In Louisiana: Lafayette Daily Advertiser: What’s Louisiana’s share of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill? Billions In Michigan: Bridge Michigan: How the $1.2-trillion Biden infrastructure bill will be spent in Michigan In Michigan: WILX: Michigan to receive $100 million for broadband internet expansion In Michigan: MLive: Infrastructure bill would send more than $10 billion to Michigan In Minnesota: Minnesota Reformer: ‘Infrastructure week is finally here’ in Minnesota, led by $4.5 billion for roads In Wisconsin: Midwest Farm Report: Infrastructure Deal Positive For Wisconsin In Minnesota: MPR News: Infrastructure bill will send billions to Minnesota In South Dakota: KELO: Trillion dollar package means millions for South Dakota’s roads, bridges In Iowa: KCRG: Infrastructure bill brings Iowa millions for roads, bridges and broadband In Illinois: Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois to get at least $17 billion from the Biden infrastructure bill; could be more In Kansas: KWCH: What the infrastructure bill means for Kansans In Minnesota: KSTP: What experts say $100 million in broadband funding will do for Minnesota In Montana: KTVH: Infrastructure bill boosts regional effort to restore passenger rail to southern MT In Washington: The Spokesman-Review: Congress sending billions to fix roads and bridges in Washington, Idaho through infrastructure bill In Idaho: Post Register: Infrastructure deal expected to fund over $3 billion to Idaho essential services In Arizona: Arizona Public Radio: What does Arizona get out of the infrastructure bill? In Arizona: Patch: What Arizona Can Expect From $1T Infrastructure Bill In Colorado: CPR News: Colorado is getting around $1 billion from the federal infrastructure bill for transportation projects In Colorado: CBS Denver: Federal Infrastructure Package To Create ‘Less Congestion, More Safety’ For Colorado In Montana: Great Falls Tribune: Here’s what the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill means for tribes in Montana In New Hampshire: Portsmouth Herald: Seacoast water projects flush with cash from $1 trillion infrastructure bill In New Hampshire: WMUR: Rural broadband access to increase under infrastructure bill In New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Union Leader: Infrastructure bill could send well over $1.5B to NH for roads, internet and water cleanup In Massachusetts: The Daily News: Federal windfall could fix sewer systems In Maine: The Portland Press Herald: Maine expects nearly $2.4 billion from Biden infrastructure package In Pennsylvania: The Morning Call: Here’s how Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will impact Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley In Massachusetts: The Center Square: Massachusetts to receive $4.2 billion from infrastructure bill In New York: New York Daily News: Big bucks headed to NY after Congress passes Biden infrastructure bill In Vermont: Burlington Free Press: Here’s what the new infrastructure bill would mean for Vermont
Local leaders and editorial boards praised Democrats for leading on getting this historic legislation across the finish line: In Pennsylvania: Lancaster Farming: Ag Groups Largely Positive on Infrastructure Bill In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Editorial: Infrastructure measure is good for Pennsylvania In Kentucky: WDRB: Louisville business leaders commend passing of bipartisan infrastructure deal In Oklahoma: Fox25: Oklahoma City Mayor reacts to infrastructure bill passage In Oklahoma: The Oklahoman: Holt hails bill expected to provide more than $5 billion for Oklahoma In Ohio: WTOV: Local leaders excited about prospects after infrastructure bill passed In Ohio: The Blade (Toledo): Editorial: Infrastructure bill is on road to helping Ohioans In Indiana: Fox59: Indiana Chamber of Commerce says infrastructure bill will benefit Hoosier businesses In Nevada: Las Vegas Sun: Editorial: Bipartisan infrastructure bill’s passage is a victory for Nevadans Lastly, local news outlets and editorial boards held out-of-touch Republicans accountable for voting against this legislation that will improve their communities and help their constituents: In Texas: KERA News: Texas could get billions from the infrastructure bill, yet all Texas Republicans voted against it In North Carolina: The News & Observer: Editorial Board: The lame excuses NC Republicans had for opposing the infrastructure bill In Florida: ABC News 4 (WPEC): Scott invested in infrastructure as Florida governor, but voted no on bipartisan bill In Tennessee: The Chattanooga Times Free Press: Opinion: Beware of our GOP politicians’ about-face on Tennessee, Georgia infrastructure gains
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