In case you missed it, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison joined Portsmouth Mayor Deaglan McEachern and other major port city mayors to thank President Joe Biden and Democrats for delivering on his promise to pass an infrastructure plan after less than one year in office. The mayors joining the call – hailing from Portsmouth, NH; Richmond, VA; and Savannah, GA – praised Democrats for providing major federal funding to improve waterways and upgrade port infrastructure for their cities.
President Biden’s infrastructure law includes unprecedented investments for our ports and waterways, which will not only help strengthen supply chains, but also lower costs for working families and improve U.S. competitiveness. Thanks to the hard work of President Biden, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, and Congressman Chris Pappas, Granite Staters are reaping these benefits.
Read excerpts from their remarks here:
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison
“By investing in our ports and waterways, we’re going to strengthen our supply chains to get people their stuff faster and cheaper—this is a key piece of Democrats’ plan to bring down costs and fight inflation. That’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans—this isn’t about scoring political points for us, we’ve actually got a plan and they don’t.”
Portsmouth Mayor Deaglan McEachern
“I am also incredibly excited that we have in President Biden a leader who understands that we need to invest in our communities if we want to see them thrive,”
“Portsmouth is the hub for New Hampshire imports and exports, anything from salt…heating oil, machine parts—we are connectors to the rest of the world. Our ports must be up-to-date and well-equipped. Robust investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps us achieve those goals…By improving efficiency, we lower the cost of these goods landed.”