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Landrieu back in spotlight tackling infrastructure, equity

AP News Radio

01:01 min | 1 year ago

Landrieu back in spotlight tackling infrastructure, equity

"Mitch Landrieu will be heading the task force coordinating more than a trillion dollars in federal infrastructure spending as mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu oversaw billions of dollars in infrastructure repairs when he took over the recovery from hurricane Katrina he's been out of the national spotlight since twenty eighteen although he was sometimes mentioned as a possible candidate for the democratic presidential nomination particularly after a speech supporting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee now the former Louisiana state lawmaker and lieutenant governor has been tapped by president Biden as the head coordinator of his infrastructure plan during a visit to Ohio with the vice president labor secretary Marty Walsh another former mayor says he'll be serving alongside Landrieu going to make sure that all of this money gets spent in the right way on high quality projects with American made materials there's political risk to a role managing billion dollar transportation projects Andrew Coughlin and former deputy mayor under Landrieu said his skill with logistics will be a strength in his new role Walter Isaacson the New Orleans born historian says lead you loves the geeky details of infrastructure and bringing people together Jennifer king Washington

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