IN THE STATES: Bidenomics Delivers Historic Wins Where Trump Failed Miserably

Today, President Biden delivered a major announcement of $8.2 billion in new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country – including the first world-class high-speed rail projects in our country’s history. 

  • In California: Orange County Register: Biden to showcase $8.2B for 10 major rail projects during Las Vegas visit
  • In California: KTLA: California High-Speed Rail awarded $3B by Biden Administration; largest grant in its history
  • In Colorado: Colorado Newsline: Front Range Passenger Rail receives federal funding to kickstart development
  • In Colorado: Denver Post: Front Range Passenger Rail receives starter money from feds — with the promise of much more
  • In Georgia: WSB-TV: Georgia receives new grant to explore high-speed rail connecting Atlanta to other major cities
  • In Kentucky: WAVE: Grant to fund study of Amtrak passenger rail line between Louisville, Indianapolis
  • In Louisiana: WVLA: Baton Rouge to New Orleans rail project gets federal funding
  • In Maine: WMTW: Downeaster could extend further into Maine thanks to White House announcement
  • In Nevada: KNPR: Feds announce $3B for Nevada to build high-speed rail to California
  • In Nevada: Nevada Independent: Vegas to L.A. high-speed rail line secures $3 billion in federal funding
  • In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Post-Gazette: A second daily Amtrak roundtrip between Pittsburgh and NYC is coming
  • In Pennsylvania: WESA: Pennsylvania will receive $143 million for rail upgrades between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
  • In Ohio: WFMJ: US announces $8.2 billion in funding for hi-speed electric rail projects
  • In Texas: KERA: ‘More lanes or more trains?’ Proposed rail projects in Texas get federal funding boost
  • In Virginia: Inside NoVa: New trains, new tracks: US rail to get much-needed facelift
  • In Washington, DC: WTOP: Big rail improvements headed to Northern Virginia — including a new Long Bridge
  • In Wisconsin: Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin to receive $2.5M to study feasibility of passenger rail expansion

Also this week, the Biden-Harris administration announced that more than 80,000 student loan borrowers will see relief from the cancellation of nearly $5 billion in additional federal student loan debt — building on the historic action President Biden and Vice President Harris have taken to provide student debt relief.

  • In Iowa: We Are Iowa: Secretary of Education visits Iowa after Biden cancels additional $5 billion in student loan debt
  • In Michigan: The Gander: Michiganders get relief as Biden cancels nearly $5 billion more in student debt
  • In New York: The Daily Orange: Biden to allocate additional $4.8 billion to relieving student loan debt
  • In New York: SILive: Student loan forgiveness: New plan could provide up to $20,000 in financial relief
  • In New York: WYRK: NEW: Student Debt Canceled For These New York State Residents
  • In Wisconsin: Up North News: Wisconsinites get relief as Biden cancels nearly $5 billion more in student debt

While Donald Trump turned his failure to deliver “infrastructure week” into a running joke, the historic investments President Biden and Vice President Harris have made in America’s infrastructure continued to make headlines throughout the states.

  • In Alaska: Alaska Business Magazine: Federal Transit Administration Awards Alaska $131 Million for Ferry Service
  • In Alaska: Alaska Public Radio: Alaska ferry system awarded $132M in federal grants
  • In California: KTVU: Bay Area ferry services to receive $22M through federal bipartisan infrastructure law
  • In Colorado: Fort Collins Colorado: $9 million in federal funds to aid Colorado wildfire mitigation
  • In Connecticut: Hartford Business Journal: Mass. company to construct EV battery plant in Bridgeport, with help of $47.5M federal grant 
  • In Louisiana: WVUE: Federal infrastructure and coastal restoration aid continues flowing to Louisiana
  • In Michigan: Interlochen Public Radio: Four Michigan tribes receive funding to support recycling initiatives
  • In Missouri: KFVS: City of Clinton, Ky. to receive nearly $2M for water infrastructure improvements
  • In Wisconsin: Manitowoc Herald Times: Manitowoc County Airport lands funding, and more in the latest ‘Watchdog Wednesday’ report
  • In Wisconsin: The Daily Reporter: $38M in federal funding will fix Wisconsin airports 

Ahead of the fourth GOP debate, Team Biden-Harris slammed the MAGA Republican 2024 field for their extreme health care agendas and threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  • In Alabama: Democrats talk healthcare in new billboard campaign ahead of Tuscaloosa debate
  • In Alabama: WIAT: President Biden’s campaign speaks in Tuscaloosa ahead of GOP presidential primary debate
  • In Alabama: Spectrum News: ‘A dictator on day one’: Alabama Democrats slam Trump ahead of 4th GOP debate