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Coverage Roundup: Benefits of Biden’s Economic Agenda

Last week, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which revamps our crumbling bridges and roads, removes thousands of lead pipes, and supports climate-resilient infrastructure – all while creating thousands of good-paying union jobs. Meanwhile, his American Rescue Plan continues to make critical investments in our health care workforce and provides enhanced funding for Medicaid services. 

Read how the Biden-Harris agenda is helping communities across the country:

NATIONAL:

Associated PressHarris To Announce $1.5b Investment In Health Care Workforce

  • “Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities.The funding will go to the National Health Service Corps, Nurse Corps and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery programs, all federal programs that offer scholarship and loan repayments for health care students and workers if they pledge to work in underserved and high-risk communities.”

GEORGIA:

11 Alive7 Ways Georgia Will Benefit From The $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

  • “Under the infrastructure package, in the first five years, Georgia is expected to receive about $9.1 billion for roads and bridges: $8.9 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs [and] $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs. The state can also compete for a $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program and another $16 billion of national funding for major projects.”

OHIO:

Dayton Daily NewsBillions Of Dollars Coming To Ohio For Infrastructure

  • “The five-year $1.2 trillion law funds roads and bridges; sewer and water systems, including removal of lead drinking water lines; public transit; airports; ports; expanded broadband internet access; an electric vehicle charger network; electric grid improvements; solar, wind and other clean energy technology; weatherization programs; pollution mitigation; cyberattack protection; wildfire protection and making infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather.”

NORTH CAROLINA:

Fox 8: North Wilkesboro Speedway Will Have Races Again; NC Budget Sets Aside Millions For Motorsports

  • “‘The allocation toward North Wilkesboro provides the starting capital needed to rebuild the infrastructure of the historic facility. With state budget amounts now finalized, we can zero in on project priorities and determine work schedules. The goal will be to modernize the property so that it can host racing and special events again in the future,’ said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith, in a news release.”

PENNSYLVANIA:

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Jobs And Transit: Officials Explain How Infrastructure Law Will Benefit African Americans

  • “Whether it is expanding child care, making sure that children have access to clean water or investing in broadband and public transportation, most everything in the $1 trillion infrastructure law will benefit African-American communities, according to some federal lawmakers.”

WBRESenator Casey Talks Pennsylvania Receiving $1.6B To Repair Or Replace Bridges

  • “Several billion dollars will also go toward fixing rough Pennsylvania roads which will likely result in PennDOT tackling more projects. Also on the ‘to do’ list? Replacing 160,000 lead water service lines which can contaminate water carried into homes, businesses and schools.”

WISCONSIN: 

News 8000Wisconsin Designates $2 Million From Rescue Act To Nonprofit Agency To Ensure Health Coverage

  • “The money will support outreach and awareness efforts, expand enrollment assistance services, enhance efforts to reach underserved and vulnerable populations with the information they need and create easy-to-understand materials to help people understand coverage changes that may affect them as programs implemented during the pandemic come to a close, such as the end of continuous coverage through Medicaid.”

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