White House details infrastructure funding for Minnesota

President Joe Biden’s administration is touting the latest numbers on how money from the bipartisan infrastructure law is flowing to Minnesota as the November midterms approach.

“This year alone, Minnesota will receive more than $1.2 billion for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports and over $116 million for clean water,” said a report released last week. “And, as of today, more than 125,506 households across the state are receiving affordable internet due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

Every Democrat in Minnesota’s congressional delegation voted for the final package last year except Rep. Ilhan Omar. GOP representatives Tom Emmer, Pete Stauber, Michelle Fischbach and the late Jim Hagedorn joined Omar in voting against the legislation.

The White House listed the Minnesota funding so far: $65 million for bridges, $166 million for public transit and $860 million for highways. The report also details around $76 million for Minnesota on weatherization, along with $34 million for ports and over $82 million for airports, with more money on the way.

The report comes as Democrats are at risk of losing their thin hold on the House and Senate this fall, and the infrastructure law stands as a notable achievement for the Biden administration as inflation and other issues loom in the election.

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