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Georgia politicians discuss the passing of infrastructure bill
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Georgia Democrats held a news conference Friday, to highlight the passage of President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill.

President Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday, where Democrats claim the passage of the bill will tackle key projects such as addressing power lines, roadways, and ports.

“It's not going to take years to see these impacts. right here at the mouth of the port of Savannah, we will see immediate relief from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. These funds will be used to set up pop-up container yards to help ease the pandemics pressure on our nation's supply chain,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson.

Mayor Johnson said over the next few years, Georgia will receive billions of dollars to make these repairs, and a huge chunk of the money is going to the Georgia Port Authority.

“Savannah will be able to spend eight million dollars, designated for Georgia ports from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. About 20 miles down there, we have ships waiting to come in and the fact is we can’t get them in quick enough. We need to have an alternative solution to speed up our supply chain,” said Johnson.

Representative Buddy Carter who is a Republican said the $1.2 trillion package has some good in it but with other items included in the bill, he voted against it.

“Somethings are in there for what we would all consider what I think infrastructure. roads, bridges, lots, dams, seaports, airports, broadband. However, there are a lot of other things that don’t have anything to do with infrastructure. Things that are going to bankrupt our country, things that are going to build the bureaucracy and really going to benefit the wealthy, so that’s why I voted against it,” said Carter.

According to Carter, with the increased prices at gas stations, in grocery stores, and with other expenses, now is not the time to be passing one of the most expensive spending packages.

“1.2 trillion dollars and $625 billion of it is new spending. It’s going to add 256 billion dollars to our national debt over the next decade. this really is not good for America,” said Carter.

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