President Biden speaks at GM’s new electric vehicle plant in Detroit

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DETROIT, Mich (WLNS) — President Joe Biden was in Michigan today after signing his administration’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law.

Earlier today the President toured the General Motors’ new $2.2 billion Electric Vehicle Assembly plant, Factory Zero in Detroit.

He spoke about the huge financial impact of his new infrastructure bill on Michigan.

This $1.2 trillion dollar bill passed into law will be giving Michigan a few things over the next few years in different areas:

  • $7.3 billion to fix roads.
  • $563 million to fix bridges.
  • $1 billion to improve public transportation around the state.
  • $1.3 billion to improve public water infrastructure.
  • $100 million to expand high-speed internet.
  • $110 million for the expansion of electric vehicle charging.

This bipartisan bill passed into law will be providing the largest funding for climate change across the nation that’s ever taken place and will secure work for some industries for the next five years.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave her support of the president’s bill earlier in November in a press release saying, “The bipartisan infrastructure plan is a win-win for Michigan because it will create countless good-paying, blue-collar jobs while helping us fix even more roads and bridges across the state.”

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