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Biden encourages infrastructure development at Urban League Conference
Vice President says infrastructure initiatives help urban residents

Vice president Joe Biden encouraged initiatives that would create jobs for urban residents.
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Vice President Joe Biden told the National Urban League Conference this morning in Cincinnati that the Obama administration is committed to job training and infrastructure repair.  

The vice president said the initiatives are needed to put under-employed urban residents, particularly African-Americans, in better paying jobs.

And Biden said the nation needs to invest $3.6 trillion to infrastructure repair between now and the year 2020.


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“We have to invest in infrastructure... highways, airports, railroads, canals," Biden says. "Because businesses locate where they have easy access to get materials to their facilities and where they can quickly and cheaply, in the fastest manner get their product to the market.”

Biden said the Obama administration is committed to infrastructure investment and to job training and apprenticeship programs that will put Americans back to work in well-paying jobs.

The vice president said the encouraging news is that American companies that were once out-sourcing jobs to other countries are now coming back.

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