WHAT THEY ARE READING: President Biden and Democrats Deliver Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
November 6, 2021
Last night, President Biden and Democrats in Congress achieved what Donald Trump and Republican leaders never could: passing a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a once-in-a-generation investment that will create millions of jobs modernizing our infrastructure, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for the 21st century.
Across the country, Americans are waking up to local front pages touting what this historic deal with do for their communities:
|Here’s what else voters across the country are reading about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will deliver for their communities: |
In Minnesota: KSTP: ‘It’s a start at trying to bridge the gap’: What the newly approved infrastructure bill could mean to Minnesota
Road and bridge construction can make for traffic jams and traffic relief. Under the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the House Friday night, which is now heading to President Joe Biden’s desk, Minnesota could receive as much as $5.5 billion in federal funding.
In Michigan: Detroit Free Press: Biden wins passage of $1.2 trillion road and bridge bill, including billions for Michigan
But by passing a massive infrastructure bill he overcame obstacles that stymied former President Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to do likewise despite having larger majorities in Congress his first two years in office.
Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes said, “it’s not hyperbole to say that the bipartisan infrastructure deal will change lives,” by creating thousands of jobs, expanding access to high-speed internet and investing billions of dollars across the state.
In North Carolina: The News & Observer: US House passes Biden’s infrastructure plan. Here’s how NC will benefit.
The U.S. House passed a key part of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda Friday, delivering an infrastructure package that could bring nearly $9 billion in federal funds to North Carolina over the next five years.
The bipartisan infrastructure plan, which includes money for highway programs, bridge replacement, public transportation, electric vehicles and broadband internet passed the Senate in August with the support of 19 Republicans, including North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis.
In Nevada: Las Vegas Sun: Nevada Democrats laud passage of infrastructure bill
The infrastructure bill, which first passed in August in the Senate, is a “jobs bill” that will kickstart Nevada’s economic recovery and create jobs across the state, Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said.
It includes about $4.04 billion for Nevada’s highways, bridges, transit systems, airports, electric vehicle charging, broadband, wildfire, cybersecurity, water and wildfires, she said.
In Ohio: Local12: Federal infrastructure bill could breathe new life into Brent Spence Bridge project
Kristin Baldwin of the NKY Chamber of Commerce said, “This bill is finally a bill that we see there will be major federal money dedicated to a bridge.”
In New Jersey: NJ.com: Infrastructure bill with $12B for N.J. and funding for Gateway Tunnel passes House
Long-awaited approval for a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill came late Friday night when the House voted to approve the measure and send it to President Joe Biden for his signature.
The legislation includes least $12.3 billion for New Jersey’s roads, bridges and transit, as well as billions of dollars that can be tapped to build the Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson River.
In Pennsylvania: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Somerset commissioners: Infrastructure bill could be difference-maker for U.S. 219
But while views contradict among the region’s federal lawmakers, Somerset County’s commissioners said there’s no question whether they would support the passage of the bill that could mean millions in new funds toward the completion of a network of roads that includes Route 219 in Somerset County.