Obama: U.S. must have "smartest airports, best power grid"
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 01:12
President Barak Obama stopped by at a lunch counter in Delaware before making remarks about boosting the nation's infrastructure. Mana Rabiee reports.
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At the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington, Delaware, you can get a burger and another American fare.
On Thursday, you could also shake hands with Barack Obama.
The President stopped by before going to the Port of Wilmington to talk about the nation's infrastructure.
The visit comes one day after the administration announced new measures to make the country's infrastructure stronger and more resilient.
SOUNDBITE: U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING:
"We know that in the 21st Century economy, businesses are going to set up shop wherever they find the best roads, the best bridges, the fastest internet connection, the fastest rail lines, the smartest airports, the best power gird. First class infrastructure attracts investment and creates first class jobs."
The measures announced Wednesday are designed to help states and communities adapt specifically to climate change.
Among other things, they include over $235 million in investment for smart-grid technologies in rural areas, and $10 million to help Native American tribes prepare for climate impacts.
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