Biden Urges Infrastructure, Job Training In Ohio

Vice President Joe Biden.(Photo: richiec)
Vice President Joe Biden.(Photo: richiec)

Vice President Joe Biden says investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation’s cities.

Biden spoke Thursday to the National Urban League conference in Cincinnati, his second speech to a major civil rights organization in two days. The conference’s theme is “One Nation Underemployed,” and Biden said the United States needs to increase its skilled workforce to meet new business needs and to improve roads, bridges, and other transportation to spur growth.

Sprinkling his speech with quotes from civil rights leaders, Biden also blasted what he called efforts around the country to repress minority voting.

Earlier, Republican chairman Reince Priebus assured participants the GOP is making a serious, determined effort to build ties with minority voters.