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Biden: Infrastructure a win for the nation

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Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at UNC Asheville. (File/FOX Carolina) Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at UNC Asheville. (File/FOX Carolina)
CHARLESTON, SC (AP) -

Vice President Joe Biden says continued investment in infrastructure is a big win not just for local communities, but the entire nation.

Biden spoke Monday during a visit to the port in Charleston, S.C., along with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

The two visited a port terminal in nearby Mount Pleasant and spoke with longshoremen before speaking to a crowd of about 300 on the docks.

Charleston is working on a harbor deepening project expected to cost more than $300 million. Biden says he didn't want to short circuit the study but said he knows what the results will be -- that the harbor should be deepened.

Later, Biden was heading to Savannah, Ga., to visit the port there. The ports of Charleston and Savannah are in keen competition.

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