Biden to travel to Ohio to promote infrastructure law

President Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House
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President Biden will travel to Cleveland and Lorain, Ohio, on Thursday, Feb. 17, to promote the bipartisan infrastructure law in the state, the White House announced Saturday.

Biden plans to speak with Ohio constituents about how the law “delivers for the American people by rebuilding roads and bridges, upgrading water systems, cleaning up the environment, and creating good-paying, union jobs,” per the White House.

This trip comes as Biden’s approval ratings sink and after his massive climate and social spending bill, the White House’s top legislative priority, was essentially killed in the Senate when Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) announced he would not vote for it.

The bipartisan infrastructure law, which Biden signed in November, will provide for new investments in roads, bridges and railways across the country. White House officials have also said it will allow for the replacement of lead pipes to provide clean drinking water to communities, establish a network of electric vehicle charging stations and help expand internet access for swaths of the country that do not have it. 

Biden touted the law during a trip to Pennsylvania last month.

“Now, just 74 days after signing that law, we’re already making tangible differences for highways, ports, airports, rail, high-speed internet, clean air, clean water,” he said during remarks in Pittsburgh.

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