IN THE STATES: Senate Democrats Highlight How They’re Fighting For Working Families During State Work Period

During the recent state work period, voters in key Senate battlegrounds were reading and watching a wave of coverage highlighting how Senate Democrats are fighting to address working families’ most pressing priorities – like creating good paying jobs, supporting local businesses, and rebuilding their state’s infrastructure

See for yourself: 

MT – NBC Montana: Tester visits with top Air Force officials at Malmstrom

  • U.S. Sen. Jon Tester toured Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls on Tuesday joining several top Air Force officials, including Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall. 
  • As chair of the Senate’s Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Tester used the visit to gain intel and input from Air Force officials.
  • Tester hopes Tuesday’s visit will benefit the base and its budget, especially as they await crucial replacements of their intercontinental ballistic missiles. That’s a multiyear project Tester said is on-time and on-budget.

MT – Daily Montanan: Tester, Air Force secretary, tour Malmstrom, Air National Guard unit

  • The Montana senator met with service members, who he said had a chance to talk about the significant role Malmstrom plays in national security. At the press conference, Tester also talked about a massive Department of Defense project to upgrade its land-based nuclear missile system.
  • Tester said the upgrade, which includes renovating the launch facilities and building new missile alert facilities, is on schedule and funding levels are where they need to be.

NV – 8 News Now (KOLO) Reno: Rosen pushes federal government for Reno-Tahoe airport funding

  • U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen is pushing the Department of Transportation to approve federal funds for the Reno Tahoe International Airport. The funds will go towards reconstruction and expansion of its terminal.

  • The money for the project would come from the Infrastructure Law passed in 2021. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which I was proud to help write and pass, created the Airport Terminal Program. I urge your Department to stand ready to receive RTAA’s application for this program and give their application full and fair consideration.”

NV – This is Reno: Senator Rosen pushes for funding to update airport

  • Rosen, in her letter to Buttigieg, said the Airport Terminal Program, part of the infrastructure bill, was designed to help airports just like Reno’s RNO. She called the MoreRNO project a “transformational investment to meet the region’s needs.”
  • “Funding through the Airport Terminal Program I helped create in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help make this vision a reality and enhance an airport that is a key gateway to the fast-growing communities of northern Nevada.” 

OH – Journal-News: Butler County veterans discuss health care and disability benefits with Sen. Sherrod Brown

Democratic senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois visited Butler County on Friday to meet with a small group of veterans to hear concerns about their health care disability benefits in the wake of the PACT Act that took effect last year.

  • U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited Hamilton Friday to hold a roundtable discussion with a group of veterans to hear their concerns about health care and disability benefits in the wake of the PACT Act that passed last year.
  • Veterans are now eligible for these benefits due to the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act that became law last year. “This law is the most comprehensive expansion of benefits for veterans who faced toxic exposure in our country’s history,” said Brown.

OH – The Ironton Tribune: Brown announces more than $242M for clean drinking water infrastructure

  • U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, awarded $242,864,000 to the state of Ohio to help upgrade aging water infrastructure, including lead pipes, and address emerging contaminants to provide safe drinking water to communities throughout Ohio. 

  • This investment in clean drinking water infrastructure will be made available through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and was allocated as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Brown helped to write and pass.  

PA – Gettysburg Times: Casey announces $200M to PA for broadband

  • “More homes and businesses around the state will be able to connect to high speed Internet thanks to a major investment announced today by U.S. Senator Bob Casey.”
  • “We cannot have the kind of economic growth that we want to have in our Commonwealth, our children aren’t able to learn without access to high speed internet, our businesses can’t function. We know how vital it is—almost equivalent to what electricity was for generations before us.”

PA – CBS Pittsburgh: Sen. Casey announces $200 million in funding to connect homes and businesses to high-speed internet

  • For some Pennsylvanians, slow internet is a reality in 2023. But that could soon change for many in the state. 
  • U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced $200 million in funding to connect 44,000 Pennsylvania homes and businesses to high-speed internet. 
  • The money will pay for projects and line extensions to connect people who are close but not close enough to existing high-speed lines. The funding came from the Biden administration’s Investing in America agenda.

PA – ABC27 Harrisburg: Senator Bob Casey, PennDOT show infrastructure money at work

  • Federal infrastructure money is helping cover repaving work on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County, which will cost around $23.3 million. 
  • Senator Bob Casey and officials from PennDOT talked about it on Monday. “It’s critical that we demonstrate to taxpayers that those dollars in that infrastructure bill are landing, landing in Pennsylvania, US Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) said.
  • Federal infrastructure money is funding multiple rehabilitation projects in the Midstate, especially for roads and airports.

PA – PA Homepage: Senator Casey announces $1M project to renovate historic south Scranton building

  • Senator Bob Casey visited South Scranton Tuesday morning to announce $1 million in federal funding for “United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania.”

  • The space will serve as a hub for workforce development, business networking, co-working space for telecommuters, and nutrition support through a year-round farmers market. It will also act as a central entry point for new immigrants and refugees.

WI – The Cap Times: Latino Academy gets $2M grant for commercial driver’s license program 

  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped secure $2 million in federal funding as part of a capital campaign to expand a commercial driver’s license program at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development.
  • Baldwin said she helped secure the federal funding to ensure that expansion can happen. “This investment will help recruit, support and train hundreds of Wisconsinites interested in obtaining their commercial driver’s licenses, expanding the Latino Academy’s reach across south central Wisconsin,” Baldwin said.

WI – WisPolitics: US Sen. Baldwin: Highlights support for fire departments and dairy businesses on ‘Delivering for Wisconsin Tour’ in Wausau and Thorp

  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin continued her Delivering for Wisconsin Tour at the Wausau Fire Department to discuss how federal funding is helping the department hire additional firefighters and her effort to pass legislation to ensure fire departments have the needed equipment, protective gear, and funding.

  • “Firefighters are the backbone of emergency services in our communities and I am proud to be fighting in Washington to ensure they have the resources and tools they need to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Baldwin.

WV – WSAZ: Manchin announced $3.7 million to upgrade pipeline infrastructure in McDowell County

  • U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced $3,769,158, which will support replacing more than three miles of aging pipeline infrastructure in McDowell County.

  • A statement from Manchin said that this funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide nearly $1 billion in funding over five years to modernize natural gas distribution pipes and keep communities across the country safe from harmful leaks.

  • “My Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver critical investments to West Virginia that spur economic growth and create good-paying, long term jobs, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this project for years to come.”


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