ROUNDUP: Democrats Deliver for Granite Staters and President Biden Visits Woodstock, N.H.
Yesterday, President Biden visited a bridge in Woodstock, New Hampshire with Senator Shaheen, Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster, and Congressman Pappas to highlight how the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill delivers for Granite Staters. This bill invests over a billion dollars in the Granite State, and New Hampshire is getting more funding per capita than more than half the states in the country, including Massachusetts, New York, and California. While New Hampshire’s federal delegation worked across the aisle to secure this critical funding, Republican candidates for Congress Matt Mowers, Karoline Leavitt, and Gail Huff Brown have all made it clear they oppose this bill and with it, the investments it will make to our roads and bridges, and the jobs it will create in New Hampshire.
Read coverage from President Biden’s visit below:
Concord Monitor:“A Plan for ‘Ordinary People’
“This isn’t esoteric, this isn’t some gigantic bill — it is, but it’s about what happens to ordinary people,” said President Biden. “Conversations around those kitchen tables that are both profound as they are ordinary: How do I cross the bridge in a snowstorm?”
Conway Daily Sun: Biden touts infrastructure plan on red-listed bridge in Woodstock
“On Aug. 4, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan measure with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D-NH, a key member of the group of Senators who spent months negotiating the infrastructure package.”
“Senator Shaheen said “No parent should worry about the safety of their family’s water when they turn on the tap, but unfortunately, as most of us know, this is not the case for too many Americans because compromised water supplies, due in part to our run-down water infrastructure, is an issue across this country and in some places in New Hampshire.”
"Driving on these roads that need repair cost New Hampshire drivers an estimated extra $476 every year per person driving, in gasoline repairs and long commute times," President Biden said. "That's $476 in hidden tax on New Hampshire drivers as a result of deteriorating infrastructure."
“My message to the people of New Hampshire is simple,” President Biden said. “It's this: Because of this delegation, New Hampshire and America are moving again.”
According to a White House official, Biden’s trip to New Hampshire "marks the start of an administration-wide effort where the president, vice president, and Cabinet members will travel across the country promoting" the law and "communicating directly with the American people about how it will change their lives for the better.”
Read coverage on how the Infrastructure Bill will benefit Granite Staters:
Seacoast Current: What Does NH Get from the Federal Infrastructure Bill?
“Among the New Hampshire initiatives and projects funded by the bill:
$1.1 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs over the next five years. New Hampshire will also be eligible to compete for the $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program for economically significant bridges and nearly $16 billion of national funding in the legislation that is dedicated for major projects that will deliver robust economic benefits to communities.
$125 million over the next five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
At least $100 million to help provide high speed broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 42,800 people in New Hampshire who currently lack it.
$5.6 million over five years to protect against wildfires.
$418 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state
$45.6 million for infrastructure development for New Hampshire airports over five years.
$12.4 million to protect against cyberattacks.”