IN THE STATES: Biden Agenda Drives Infrastructure Investments
February 3, 2023
In the states this week, local news was full of headlines about how President Biden’s economic plan is delivering for communities across the country while MAGA Republicans continue to push extremism.
Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris visited Philadelphia to announce that – thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the American Rescue Plan – the city will be one of many to receive funding for water upgrades and lead pipe service removal over the next decade.
- CBS Philadelphia: Biden, Harris to announce funding to replace lead pipes
- 6 ABC Action News: Biden visiting Philly to announce $500M for water upgrades, lead service removal
On Tuesday, the Biden-Harris administration announced Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for projects across the country that will create good-paying jobs, grow the economy, strengthen supply chains, improve mobility for residents, and make transportation systems safer.
- In Idaho: The Lewiston Tribune: Infrastructure law funds Snake River flow augmentation
- In Kentucky: WDRB: Federal infrastructure law provides additional funding for Brent Spence Bridge project
- In Louisiana: Biz New Orleans: Biden Announces $60M Mega Grant for I-10 Freight Corridor
- In Maryland: Baltimore Sun: At ancient Baltimore tunnel that often delayed his travel, Biden touts ‘long overdue’ rail upgrades
- In New York: New York Times: Biden Offers Millions for New York Rail Tunnel, Courtesy of His Infrastructure Law
- In North Carolina: WCTI 12: Alligator Bridge included in Biden’s project funding
- In Oklahoma: The Oklahoman: Tulsa highway junction awarded $85 million ‘Mega Grant,’ largest in state history
And on Monday, Vice President Harris was in Raleigh, North Carolina to tout the administration’s investments in supporting small businesses – a key plank in her and President Biden’s plan to continue helping grow the economy and deliver for working families.
Meanwhile, Republicans like Glenn Youngkin and Ron Desantis are still trying to push extreme abortion bans in their respective states while Democrats from Minnesota to Virginia are moving forward to protect these rights.
- In Florida: ClickOrlando: ‘We will sign:’ Florida Gov. DeSantis champions potential 6-week abortion bill
- In Minnesota: StarTribune: Gov. Tim Walz signs law strengthening abortion rights in Minnesota
- In South Carolina: News 19: SC abortion ruling being challenged by state attorney general
- In Virginia: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bills limiting abortion access defeated in Virginia Senate committee