President Joe Biden will visit New Hampshire Tuesday to promote the bipartisan infrastructure deal. Biden signed the $1.2 trillion package into law on Monday. In Massachusetts, the law contains $9 billion for projects including the MBTA and the Cape Cod bridges. He will visit a bridge in Woodstock which is in need of major repairs.
The President will “discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal delivers for the American people by repairing and rebuilding the nation’s roads and bridges while strengthening resilience to climate change, improving equity and safety for all users, and creating good-paying, union jobs that grow the economy,” the White House said.
This is Biden’s first trip to New Hampshire, a pivotal swing state, since becoming president. The state is home to the first in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest held in the U.S. every four years.
On Sunday, Biden named former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as senior adviser responsible for coordinating implementation of the infrastructure law.
“As mayor of New Orleans, Landrieu took office at a time when the city’s recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina had stalled,” the White House noted.
“He hit the ground running, fast-tracking over 100 projects and securing billions in federal funding for roads, schools, hospitals, parks and critical infrastructure, turning New Orleans into one of America’s great comeback stories,” the White House said.
On Wednesday, Biden will travel to Detroit to visit General Motors’ Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant. He’s expected to discuss how the bill will help accelerate “the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and supply chains, reducing emissions to fight the climate crisis, improving air quality, and creating good-paying, union jobs across the country,” the White House said.
In the coming weeks, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Cabinet members “will continue to travel the country to communicate how the law will help communities, grow the economy, and position America to compete in the 21st century,” the White House added.