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West Virginia leaders excited for infrastructure support in $1T federal package

By Lacie Pierson, Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Even without an exact calculation as to how much money West Virginia could get in a proposed federal infrastructure bill, state leaders already are saying the money is long overdue.

After a working weekend, President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of 22 senators reached agreement on a $1 trillion infrastructure package following a summer’s worth of negotiating.

The agreement, formally called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, is described as the largest long-term jobs bill in decades. According to an information sheet provided by the office of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., the bill would create new jobs for the next 8-to-10 years.

The bill is set to be paid for, in part, by repurposing an estimated $205 billion in unused COVID-19 relief dollars and $53 billion from “certain states” returning unused enhanced federal unemployment insurance, according to the information sheet…

To read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/politics/wv-leaders-excited-for-infrastructure-support-in-1t-federal-package/article_935c9b98-3f1d-5af0-a9bf-9e4c48d127de.html

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