U.S. President Joe Biden Visits Louisiana to Promote Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden greets, from left, Rep-elect Troy Carter, D-LA., Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-LA., and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell upon arrival at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Kenner, La. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Eric Connerly
Data News Weekly Contributor

President Joe Biden visited Louisiana last Thursday, first making a stop in Lake Charles before heading to New Orleans to promote his infrastructure plan.

During his time in Louisiana, Biden’s accompanied by State and City leaders visited the old Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Carrollton Plant to promote his $2.3 trillion Infrastructure Spending Plan and its potential benefits for the nation.

President Biden spoke with several local and state leaders including New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

“I was honored to welcome President Biden to New Orleans and to host him on his tour of the S&WB Plant in Carrollton. It presented a priceless opportunity to speak with him directly about our critical infrastructure needs specifically power for our pumping system, and a wholesale modernization of our drainage capacity. The American Jobs Plan is a beacon of hope, and a critical step on our City’s road to recovery.”

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