2023-01-30 23:14:07

Biden Visits Decrepit Rail Tunnel to Promote $1 Trillion Infrastructure Law

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The New York Times
By Zolan Kanno Youngs

President Biden is focused on selling his legislative accomplishments after the new House Republican majority has vowed to block his agenda for the remainder of his term.

BALTIMORE President Biden still remembers walking along the tracks of the Civil War-era rail tunnel here that connects Philadelphia to Washington as a senator and questioning the state of this piece of American infrastructure.

You wonder how the hell its still standing, Mr. Biden recalled thinking.

Mr. Biden returned to the tunnel on Monday not just to inspect the aging structure but with plans to revive it. He said his administration is committing more than $4 billion from his $1 trillion infrastructure plan to repair an underground pathway first developed under President Ulysses S. Grant.

The structure is deteriorating. The roof was leaking. The floor is sinking, Mr. Biden said in a speech in front of the tunnel, the oldest in the Northeast, where the crowd included dozens of union workers. This is the United States of America, for Gods sake. We know better than that.

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