Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 4:05 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — 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 at the National Urban League conference in Cincinnati. The conference's theme is "One Nation Underemployed."

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 National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) assured participants the GOP is making a serious, determined effort to build ties with minority voters.

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