Biden on the road to sell Americans on new infrastructure bill

President Joe Biden visited a bridge in rural New Hampshire that has spent eight years on the “red list” due to bad conditions. He said he’s “laser-focused” on families’ kitchen table concerns.
2:28 | 11/17/21

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Today at a rusted bridge in woodstock, New Hampshire. And tonight, how local newspapers across this country are reporting on just how sweeping this will be for roads, bridges, airports and internet broadband in this nation. Projects across all 50 states. And here's ABC's Rachel Scott traveling with the president. Reporter: Today, president Biden traveling to New Hampshire, in an effort to show Americans his new infrastructure law will improve their lives. Despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans, we can work together. We can deliver real results. Reporter: The president stnding in front of a decrepit bridge that's been marked as dangerous and in need of urgent repair for nearly a decade. In New Hampshire alone, there are more 215 bridges in poor condition. This may not seem like a big bridge, but it saves lives and it solves problems. Every mile counts, every minute counts in an emergency, and folks, this is a bridge that's been structurally deficient for years. Reporter: The massive infrastructure investment making front pages across the country. Infrastructure funds on way to Michigan, $10 billion. In Montana, "$3 billion for roads, airports, water projects." In Ohio, "Bill makes rail line possible." And in New York, "No subway fare hikes or service cuts." Funding for new electric vehicle charging stations, broadband internet and clean water projects now on its way to states. Every American, every child should be able to turn on the faucet and drink clean water. Reporter: At Wilkins elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, help can't come soon enough. The conditions are so dire, students do not have access to working restrooms. They have to leave the classroom and wait in line to use port-a-potties outside. We should have access to clean running water, we should have access to inside restrooms where our children can go and relieve themselves and not have to go outside into the elements. Reporter: Is the water at the school safe for students to drink? We don't drink the water, we provide bottled water for our boys and girls. So, no, name, it is not safe. Reporter: The president is also hoping to build momentum for the $1.7 trillion social spending bill. Democratic loim wants a vote on that bill in the house by the end of the week, but David, it faces an uphill battle in the senate. Rachel Scott, thank you. And now to the trial of

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