Biden To Tout Infrastructure In Bipartisan Visit To Kentucky

January 2, 2023

President Biden on Wednesday is set to join a bipartisan group of political leaders in Kentucky at an event touting the impact of the $1 trillion 2021 infrastructure bill.

The President will be joined in Covington, Kentucky by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Gov. Andy Beshar (D-KY), along with Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) at a ceremony highlighting the $1.64 billion in funding for the Brent Spence Bridge corridor project that connects Kentucky and Ohio across the Ohio River. 

Biden is expected to address his economic plan in “creating good-paying jobs that don’t require a 4-year degree and revitalizing communities left behind.”

The President signed the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill into law in November 2021, enacting a key piece of his domestic agenda and opening up billions in funding to states and local governments for long-needed upgrades on roads, bridges, transit systems and more.

McConnell was one of 19 Senate Republicans who had voted in favor of the legislation. He said last week in a statement that “building a new companion bridge on the Brent Spence Bridge corridor will be one of the bill’s crowning accomplishments.”

The heavily congested Kentucky to Ohio bridge was built in 1963 and has needed replacements and updates since at least 1998.

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