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Lawmakers lobby for local infrastructure projects

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is an ambitious, $2.3 trillion proposal that would see an overhauling of airports, highways, electrical grids, water systems, school construction, public transit and clean energy.

Republican leaders — who countered Biden’s mammoth plan with their own $568 billion infrastructure framework — don’t see eye to eye with the administration on the amount of money that needs to be spent, nor where it comes from, but have acknowledged the need for infrastructure improvements.

Despite the lack of clarity on how to reach an agreement, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have begun to lobby for a share of federal infrastructure money to reach their constituents.

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