‘We’re lastly getting it executed’: President Joe Biden talks infrastructure in Wisconsin | WUWM 89.7 FM

On Wednesday on the heels of his State of the Union handle, President Joe Biden and First Woman Jill Biden traveled to Superior, Wisconsin. The aim of the go to was to speak up the president’s bipartisan infrastructure legislation.

“Once I signed that infrastructure legislation 100 days in the past, we hit the bottom working saying $100 billion in new investments to create jobs for thousands and thousands of People, modernizing our roads, our airports, our ports, our waterways,” he stated.

Biden touted some keys factors in his speech on the College of Wisconsin-Superior.

He stated the laws will substitute all of the lead pipes within the nation, so individuals have entry to wash water. And he saif the funding will present inexpensive high-speed web entry to each American whether or not in city, rural, suburban or tribal areas.

Biden additionally referenced Tuesday’s State of the Union handle. In it, he talked about plans this 12 months to enhance 65,000 miles of highways and restore 1500 bridges.

Superior borders Duluth, Minnesota, and the Blatnik Bridge crosses each cities. Biden stated people know its worth as a result of many used the bridge to get their households to security when the Husky Oil Refinery exploded in 2018.

“What you might not know, the bridge is 61 years previous on the finish of its helpful life. The corrosion through the years has lowered the burden it will possibly maintain to soundly deal with. This bridge additionally has outdated design — tight curves led to higher-than-average crash charges on this bridge,” he stated.

Biden added that there are 971 bridges in Wisconsin and 661 bridges in Minnesota in poor situation. And, he stated there are practically 7,000 miles of freeway between the states that want restore.

“And now after years of speaking about infrastructure, we’re lastly getting it executed,” Biden stated.

Forward of the go to by the Democratic president, Wisconsin Republican Congressman Tom Tiffany stated he helps an enchancment mission on the Blatnik Bridge. However he additionally wished Biden to say rebuilding the refinery in Superior and getting pipeline tasks executed.

“Like Line 5 — there’s a allow that’s being held by the Wisconsin Division of Pure Assets proper now for Ashland County. It’s essential to get that executed,” he stated.

Tiffany stated that’s among the infrastructure that fuels America.

And Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican Nationwide Committee, stated Biden didn’t supply any actual options to the issues People are going through, together with inflation. In an announcement, McDaniel stated that proves “simply how out-of-touch Biden and Democrats are with the American individuals.”

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