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April 09, 2024

Cardin to introduce bill to pay for Baltimore bridge

Credit: The Hill

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) announced Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to ensure the federal government pays for the entirety of the replacement of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, holding President Biden to his promise to cover costs.

The delegation was encouraged by bipartisan “assurances” for funding in a meeting Tuesday, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said, though Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) added that negotiations will still be necessary to get all of what the state needs, specifically focusing on labor requirements.

“The devil is in the details, and we got to make sure we execute on President Biden’s promises to make sure that union labor builds this bridge,” Trone said. “We need these projects to have project labor agreements. So our union brothers and sisters can build the bridges right, in the right way and on time.”

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