Biden set to travel to Portsmouth to discuss infrastructure projects

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On his second trip to New Hampshire in less than six months, President Joe Biden traveled to Portsmouth to tout the infrastructure law, using ongoing projects in the port to make his case. of guests on how a recently widened turning basin in the river means larger vessels can come and go from Portsmouth Harbor more easily. >> Full video: President Joe Biden speaks in PortsmouthHe said the upgrades save $90,000 a day otherwise it would cost an unloaded ship to wait for the tide to be good. “That’s also been a problem for decades,” Biden said. “But with an $18 million investment from the Army Corps of Engineers and with the help of (US Reps.) Maggie (Hassan) and Chris (Pappas), we widened that pool to 1,200 feet and the Have done.” Biden talked about the money that has been committed to improving bridges and roads. pipes in homes and schools, tackling threats to drinking water and investing in high-speed internet. “The last guy in that job kept talking about infrastructure week for four years,” Biden said. “We have a decade of infrastructure.” The president said he was also working to fight inflation. “Beyond gas prices, I’m calling on Congress to act immediately to lower families’ utility bills, prescription drug bills and more, while cutting the deficit and lowering inflation. without raising a penny in taxes,” he said. Biden reminded the crowd that Portsmouth Harbor supports 2,300 jobs and injects $275 million into the regional economy, not including construction jobs. Portsmouth Naval.

On his second trip to New Hampshire in less than six months, President Joe Biden traveled to Portsmouth to tout the infrastructure law, using ongoing projects in the port to make his case.

Biden spoke inside a New Hampshire Port Authority warehouse, telling the small crowd of guests how a recently widened ship-turning basin in the river means bigger ships can come and go more easily from Portsmouth Harbour.

>> Full video: President Joe Biden speaks in Portsmouth

He said the upgrades save $90,000 a day, which would otherwise cost an unloaded ship waiting for the tide to be good.

“That’s also been a problem for decades,” Biden said. “But with an $18 million investment from the Army Corps of Engineers and with the help of (US Reps.) Maggie (Hassan) and Chris (Pappas), we widened that pool to 1,200 feet and the Have done.”

Biden talked about the money that has been committed to improving bridges and roads.

“It’s estimated that driving on these roads — about 700 miles — that need repairs costs New Hampshire drivers an average of at least $476 a year,” he said.

He also talked about replacing lead pipes in homes and schools, tackling threats to drinking water, and investing in high-speed internet.

“The last guy in this job has been talking about infrastructure week for four years,” Biden said. “We have a decade of infrastructure.”

The president said he was also working to fight inflation.

“Beyond gas prices, I’m calling on Congress to act immediately to lower families’ utility bills, prescription drug bills and more, while cutting the deficit and lowering inflation. without raising a single penny in taxes,” he said.

Biden reminded the crowd that Portsmouth Harbor supports 2,300 jobs and injects $275 million into the regional economy, not including jobs at Portsmouth Dockyard.

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