LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Las Vegas was brief but her message was focused — more people need to get vaccinated and the bipartisan infrastructure framework is critical.
“There are 28 bridges in poor condition, 1,000 miles of road in need of repair in this state,” she said.
Her audience — union members at the Carpenters International Training Center, a member-owned facility designed to develop and improve the skills of its members. Harris is asking for their support.
“It would be the largest long-term infrastructure investment in our county in 100 years. It would create a lot of jobs,” she said.
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She received a huge round of applause when she said those jobs would be union jobs.
Harris’ stop in Las Vegas which began when Air Force Two touched down Saturday at 11:17 a.m. is on the administration’s “America’s Back Together” nationwide tour to acknowledge the nation’s efforts toward recovery from the pandemic.
Harris did talk about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and urged people to get vaccinated.
We’ve got to do better in Nevada. Over the past week, Nevada led the nation in new COVID cases and hospital admissions,” she said.