Bobbie Richardson: Budd played politics with investments in jobs, infrastructure – Salisbury Post

 Bobbie Richardson: Budd played politics with investments in jobs, infrastructure – Salisbury Post

By Bobbie Richardson

When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure deal into law on Monday, he set in motion a historic investment in America’s infrastructure that will build roads, repair bridges, improve ports and airports, replace lead pipes so everyone can drink clean drinking water and make high-speed internet more accessible and affordable. 

This legislation will create millions of good-paying jobs, help American businesses grow, get folks back to work and strengthen American competitiveness. It’s a win for everyone in North Carolina. That’s why Rep. Ted Budd’s vote against the historic bill is even more damning.

He claims that it’s a “Trojan horse” for other priorities, but that’s simply not true. Look at the numbers. North Carolina is set to receive more than $7 billion for highway programs, $457 million for bridge replacement and repairs, $910 million to improve public transit…

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