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Sen. Duckworth touts water-system investments from infrastructure package

President Biden enjoyed one of the best weeks of his administration. He signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package into law.

it took Democrats months to get it to his desk. The initial proposal called for spending twice this much.

More than $100 billion goes to streets, bridges and highways. Billions also are allocated to railroads, the energy grid and expanding broadband access to underserved areas.

Democrats also want to spend $1 or $2 trillion more on social program they call human infrastructure.

Today on 4 the Record we talk with Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

She says parts of the bill that haven’t been discussed as much are important: “I think the water infrastructure phase – obviously, I’m biased because I led that – but frankly we need to get lead pipes out of the water system,” she said.

Hear what else Duckworth has to say in the video.

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