Biden promises US government will pay for Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge reconstruction

President Joe Biden would like the federal government to pay for the reconstruction of Baltimore‘s Francis Scott Key Bridge despite its collapse being caused by a foreign container ship.

“I have directed my team to move heaven and earth to reopen the port and rebuild the bridge as soon as humanly possible,” Biden told reporters in the White House‘s Roosevelt Room Tuesday. “It’s my intention that the federal government will pay for the entire cost of reconstructing that bridge. And I expect Congress to support my effort.”

“To the people of Baltimore, we are with you. We will stay with you as long as it takes,” he said. “Like the governor said, you are Maryland tough, Baltimore strong. We will get through this together.”

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