Dec 08, 2021 5:03 PM

Kan. congresswoman joins Pres. Biden on Air Force One trip

Posted Dec 08, 2021 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON —Two Kansas City area Democrat representatives will join President Biden on Air Force One for Wednesday's trip to Kansas City.

Kansas 3rd District congresswoman Sharice Davids and Missouri 5th District congressman Emanuel Cleaver posed on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air First One.

Davids also participated in a Wednesday morning tribute to Bob Dole along with GOP members of the Kansas congressional delegation at the World War II Memorial in Washington.

President Biden will promote his new infrastructure bill on the trip.

He will visit the Kansas City area transportation authority, according to a statement from the White House. He will deliver remarks on how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers for area residents by rebuilding roads and bridges, upgrading public transit, replacing water infrastructure and creating good paying jobs.

It is Biden's first visit to the Kansas City area as president. He was last in Kansas City in March 2020 while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Nov. 15. It contains money for roads, bridges, broadband, water systems and a shift to electrical vehicles.