Gov. Murphy meets with President Biden at White House over infrastructure

Gov. Phil Murphy traveled to Washington, D.C. Wednesday to talk about infrastructure with President Joe Biden after Senate Democrats agreed Tuesday night on a $3.5 trillion package.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2021, 9:13 AM

Updated 1,005 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy traveled to Washington, D.C. Wednesday to talk about infrastructure with President Joe Biden after Senate Democrats agreed Tuesday night on a $3.5 trillion package.
The House approved its own $715 billion package earlier this month.
The bill could fund as many as 78 transportation projects in New Jersey, including a $1 million pedestrian bridge across the Passaic River, a $1.6 million Passaic NJ Transit bus terminal upgrade, and more.
If passed, the project would set aside $547 billion over the next five years for transportation and infrastructure projects. Congressman Bill Pascrell says along with the long-term solutions, it would also create plenty of jobs in the state.
“It supports every single project that we asked for, for the 9th District,” Pascrell says. “That means over $14.6 million in federal funding for jobs and projects throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties."
The bill, which passed the House so far, now goes to the Senate.
Vice President Kamala Harris, the secretary of commerce and secretary of labor was also present at the White House meeting.


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