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Coverage Roundup: Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Helps Americans in Every Community

On Monday, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, a historic investment in our country’s infrastructure and in the Americans who will find good-paying union jobs fixing our roads, repairing our broken bridges, and moving the country’s transportation into the 21st century. From Pennsylvania to Arizona, Americans are learning about the benefits of a bill that delivers on his campaign promises and delivers for middle-class families. 

Here’s what voters across the country are reading about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill:

NATIONAL:

ReutersBiden heads to Detroit to tout U.S. investment in electric vehicle market

  • “Biden will highlight the investments during a visit to a General Motors Co (GM.N) electric vehicle assembly plant in Detroit, the largest city in Michigan, a key political battleground state in U.S. elections.”

OHIO:

Columbus DispatchAfter months of politics, the infrastructure bill is now law. What’s next for Ohio?

  • “The bill creates multiple funding mechanisms to help states repair and replace old, outdated bridges like the Brent Spence Bridge between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. Included in that is $12.5 billion for the Bridge Investment Act, a measure authored by [Sen. Sherrod] Brown that would provide grants of at least $50 million to bridges that cost over $100 million.”

NORTH CAROLINA:

WNCTNorth Carolina to receive a lot of funding through infrastructure bill

  • “President Joe Biden’s bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment and jobs act became law on Monday, and North Carolina is projected to receive a considerable amount of funding. The state could expect around $457 million for bridge repairs, $910 [million] to improve public transportation, and at least $100 million to improve broadband services.”

PENNSYLVANIA:

Centre Daily TimesHow PA could benefit from federal infrastructure plan: Train stops, steamrollers and new fishing holes

  • “’These critical investments, along with state-level solutions, will help close Pennsylvania’s growing transportation funding gap, connect Pennsylvanians to opportunities and each other, and move our commonwealth forward,’ Governor Wolf said on Nov. 9. ‘I look forward to the benefits this historic investment will provide in modernizing our infrastructure for the future of Pennsylvania.’”

ARIZONA:

KGUN TucsonHow Tucson and Arizona benefit from Biden’s infrastructure bill

  • “’Traffic delays continue to interfere with our quality of life,” said Andrés Cano, Arizona State Representative, District 3. “I think ultimately the bottom line is that these dollars are going to be able to create jobs, provide a good opportunity to make the investments we need in the infrastructure that has gone underserved.’”

WISCONSIN:

Up North News: Wisconsin Has 176,000 Lead Pipes. The Infrastructure Bill Will Help Take Them Out.

  • “The extra funding to replace lead pipes provided by the infrastructure deal will provide that effort with a much-needed boost, said Kevin Shafer, executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Without those dollars, Shafer said, the city has been unable to pay for pipe replacement.” 

NEVADA:

Pahrump Valley TimesNevada to receive $2.5 billion from infrastructure bill

  • “‘This funding is incredibly important for building and maintaining the critical infrastructure that Nevada’s growing population requires,” said Nevada Department of Transportation Director Kristina Swallow. “While our long-term transportation funding constraints still need to be addressed, we are pleased that this historic funding will put us on a better path to creating a more connected, sustainable and equitable future for all Nevadans.’”

GEORGIA:

Fox 5 AtlantaMoney from federal infrastructure bill to pump money into GA roads and internet access

  • “Georgia is expected to get billions of dollars to go toward critical projects. The state will get $8.9 billion dollars for federal highway programs, and an additional $225 million for bridge replacements and repairs. $1.4 billion will be pumped into improving public transportation. Money will also go toward internet infrastructure.”

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