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President Joe Biden to visit Kansas City next week

Will promote $1 trillion infrastructure law
Joe Biden
Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-04 23:41:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Joe Biden will visit the Kansas City area next week, White House officials confirmed to KSHB 41 News.

Biden will visit to promote the $1 trillion bipartisan bill he signed into law Nov. 15.

The White House officials said Biden will visit on Wednesday but didn't immediately provide any other details on a location or time.

Biden last visited Kansas City in March 2020 while he was campaigning.

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas told KSHB 41 he is excited to have the president visit and discuss infrastructure. However, he does have a few questions he'd like to ask regarding the ongoing project here in Kansas City.

"In terms of asks that I would ask the president, the first thing is, I know they have a very big and substantial commitment to green infrastructure, how [can] we have sustainable infrastructure that is addressing climate issues long term?" Lucas said. "We're doing more of that in our projects, making sure everything we build has more of that environmental focus."

Lucas also says he plans to discuss the growth of the public transportation system with the Biden.

"Another thing I care a lot about is public transportation, be that the electric buses that we are lucky to have, our KCATA fleet, Kansas City Streetcar, these are the sorts of things that we want to build even bigger," Lucas said. "We want to make sure they are reaching wide and show this as an example not just to everyone in Missouri and Kansas but beyond about how important and committed we are in kind of a car-based city."

Officials told KSHB 41 more information on Biden's visit is forthcoming.