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Biden boosts U.S. infrastructure spending in bipartisan visit to Kentucky


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David Shepardson Washington (Reuters) ) – Democratic President Joe Biden will join Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for an event in Kentucky on Wednesday aimed at highlighting the impact of $1 trillion 200 infrastructure bill, a White House official said Sunday.

The two, along with Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, will attend a ceremony highlighting the $1. middle400 Brent

Spencer Bridge corridor project connecting the two countries across the Ohio River.

Transit funding includes a new bridge and repair of severe congestion 04 One year old.

The new bridge aims to fix the heavily congested age span and add a second intersection point.

McConnell of Kentucky was among the Republicans who voted for the infrastructure law passed in November , while including Representatives Many House Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy, oppose it.

McConnell said in a statement last week that “construction of a new companion bridge on the Brent Spencer Bridge corridor will One of the Act’s crowning achievements.”

The event is scheduled for the day after McCarthy’s Republicans secured a majority in the House, breaking the Democrats’ Control of Congress ushered in a period of divided government.

Kentucky and Ohio for the program for many years.

” This project will not only ease the traffic nightmare that drivers have suffered for years, but it will also help ensure that supply chains do not become critical in this country. stagnation in the corridors of the 2000s,” DeWine said.

Then President Barack Obama visited the intersection 52 and urged Congress to pass a multibillion-dollar jobs bill that he said could include rebuilding the bridge, which at the time had been declared functionally obsolete.

in his52 When running for the White House, Donald Trump supported funding the program, but he has failed to raise money for the program during his four years in office , also failed to pass the big infrastructure bill he has repeatedly promised.

this64 Infrastructure law includes $ Billions dollars to repair and replace thousands of aging U.S. bridges over five years.

Other administration officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris, will also promote the infrastructure award at other events this week.



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