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Union workers and elected officials gather to hear Biden remarks on infrastructure law in Kansas City


People gathered at the Kansas City Transportation Authority on Wednesday hours before remarks from President Joe Biden on his administration's new infrastructure law.

The president touted the jobs that will be created by the infrastructure plan that will send about $7 billion to Missouri for highways and bridges. Biden also talked up his economic plan that's currently in Congress, saying the bill would not contribute to inflation and highlighting shrinking gas prices.

Biden boarded Air Force One for Kansas City at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday. Biden arrived in Kansas City around 1 p.m. before giving remarks to assembled union workers and elected officials, including Gov. Mike Parson, at the Kansas City Transportation Authority at about 2:30 p.m.

Watch President Biden's remarks below.

Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill Nov. 15.

A statement from the White House on Tuesday said the president will "discuss how the bipartisan infrastructure law delivers for the American people by rebuilding roads and bridges, upgrading public transit, replacing water infrastructure, and creating good-paying, union jobs."

White House Press Deputy Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president will use this opportunity to continue highlighting how his bipartisan infrastructure law delivers to Missourians by rebuilding roads and bridges and upgrading public transit, replacing water infrastructure and creating union jobs.

This is Biden's first trip to Kansas City since becoming president. At the event, everyone with access has to have their bags checked before gaining access inside.

Everyone is required to wear a mask as a coronavirus protection measure.

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  1. What he won’t mention is the pile of pork in this plan, and the cut the government will take out of it. And that we can’t afford it anyway because the government is too busy lining their pockets with our money.

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