"President Biden visited Ohio on Thursday to tout $1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year that will be used to clean and restore environmentally degraded sites around the Great Lakes, a major source of drinking water in the region.
The trip to Lorain, Ohio, was the latest attempt by Biden to highlight the benefits of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law ahead of this year’s midterm elections, in which Democrats risk losing control of Congress. Several of Biden’s other major legislative initiatives remain stalled in Washington.
During a speech in Lorain, which borders Lake Erie, Biden said the funding will accelerate an effort to restore sites known as “areas of concern” in the region that have been polluted by agriculture and manufacturing. The funding bolsters an effort, known as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, that was launched in 2010."