ICYMI: Biden Touts Infrastructure Deal in MN
December 1, 2021
Yesterday, President Biden visited Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota to highlight its programs that will train the next generation of workers to build, operate, and maintain critical infrastructure made possible by the president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
|Joined by Governor Tim Walz, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representatives Angie Craig, Betty McCollum, and Dean Phillips, President Biden reaffirmed how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers for Americans across the country—from creating good-paying jobs to lowering prices by improving the infrastructure for our supply chains.
Here’s what Minnesotans are reading this morning about how President Biden’s infrastructure plan will help their state build back better:
Star Tribune: Biden touts infrastructure law in first Minnesota visit as president
“Standing on the floor of a heavy machinery shop at Rosemount’s Dakota County Technical College on Tuesday, Biden painted a picture of a future where electric cars can be plugged in alongside highways and where every household in Minnesota has access to high-speed internet. He promised a state that’s more resilient to wildfires, heavy rains and other major weather events caused by climate change.
‘These are the jobs of today and tomorrow,’ Biden said. ‘We’re going to help America win the competition in the 21st century. We’re getting back in the game.’”
Pioneer Press: Biden promotes infrastructure jobs and projects in Rosemount speech
“He said the once-in-a-generation investment will pump money into the economy and provide good-paying jobs that will vastly upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure. Minnesota state and local governments are projected to receive $6.8 billion in federal grants over the next decade, including $4.8 billion for roads and bridges, according to the White House.”
Duluth News Tribune: ‘It’s time for action’: President Joe Biden praises $4 billion boost to Minnesota during stop in Rosemount
“The federal boost is set to fund more than $4 billion in improvements to Minnesota highways, $818 million for public transportation investments and $302 million to help repair and replace bridges, according to the White House. The plan will also fund broadband expansion, port and airport improvements, water quality projects and electric car charging stations in the state.”
NBC Twin Cities: ‘We have to build a foundation for success’: President Joe Biden visits Minnesota to discuss Infrastructure Law
“[President Biden] acknowledged Minnesota’s congressional congregation, who he said played a major part in the making of the piece of legislation, as well as having it reach his desk to be able to sign it into law.
‘It would not be possible without the Minnesota Congressional congregation,’ Biden said.”