April 22, 2024
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White House channels infrastructure funds to snarled ports

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Washington (AFP) – As overwhelmed American ports leave ships carrying goods for the Christmas shopping season idling, the White House on Tuesday said funds from a recently passed infrastructure overhaul would be used to sort out the snarls. The $1.2 trillion bill Congress passed last week with both Democratic and Republican votes was a boost for President Joe Biden as he faces low approval ratings amid rising inflation driven in part by the troubles at ports nationwide. In a call with reporters, senior administration officials said ports will be allowed to direct leftover funds from other proj…

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