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Remarks by the Vice President to Reporters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 20, 2024

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Just -- these incredibly highly skilled folks are doing the work that is about removing lead pipes, which for too long in our country have existed, especially in communities that just couldn't afford on their own to pay to get rid of those lead pipes.

And lead pipes produce toxic water. And when children drink toxic water through lead pipes, it has an impact on their learning ability, on their health. And for too long, this has been the case, that communities have been crying out for support to get rid of these lead pipes.

And proud -- I am proud to say that the President and I have finally made a commitment -- and we're seeing it through -- to get rid of all lead pipes in America.

And so, this is one of the projects that is taking place because of our infrastructure work. And it's about good-paying jobs -- union jobs. The -- the folks who are running this operation hired over 100 people just to do this work.

But it's about the families that live here and -- and deserve to -- to be heard and deserve to get the attention they're now receiving because of our work.

So, thank you all.

Kamala Harris, Remarks by the Vice President to Reporters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/369626

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