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White House Requests Billions To Rebuild Baltimore Bridge, Repair Infrastructure

The Baltimore Bridge that collapsed on March 26th has now been given $3 billion in order to repair the infrastructure damage it has caused.

According to Barron’s, Joe Biden’s administration “is asking the Congress to provide an additional $3.1 billion in funding” for an emergency relief program under the Department of Transportation, the president’s budget director Shalanda Young wrote in a letter to House leadership.

The additional funds “would cover increased needs for repairing and rebuilding highways and roads that have been damaged, in disasters and other emergencies across the Nation, including the cost of rebuilding the Francis Scott Key Bridge,” she added.

The federal administration has already approved $60 million in emergency funding for the bridge’s cleanup and recovery operation.

Young also requested an additional $700 million be made available to support communities affected in last year’s deadly fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui, in which more than 100 people were killed.

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