VP Kamala Harris promotes Biden’s infrastructure package in North Carolina

Harris was joined by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
Kamala Harris (Photo: The White House / Adam Schultz)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WWAY/WTVD) — Vice President Kamala Harris went to Charlotte Thursday to pitch President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to North Carolinians.

Harris was joined by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Alma Adams, D-NC, assure state residents that the new infrastructure package will speed up long-neglected public works projects and create good-paying union jobs in the state.

She also toured the public transit facility at the Charlotte Area Transit System’s Bus Garage and met with transit workers. There, she saw how Charlotte has emphasized making public transit more accessible for people who use wheelchairs, and how the city has used CARES act funds to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in public transportation.

“The Build Back Better Act will continue our work in Charlotte,” said Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles.

Rep. Alma Adams stressed how the law will allow not just for physical mobility, but also social and economic mobility as well.

“The funding in this law will keep Charlotte and Mecklenburg moving,” Adams said.

Gov. Roy Cooper took shots at the Trump administration, saying “Finally, we can celebrate the long-promised infrastructure bill. At the beginning of the last administration we were told it was coming; it never did–until now. And it’s stronger and smarter than we ever thought that it could be.”

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