The president hosted a bipartisan group of mayors and governors. Murphy was seated next to Biden.
The administration is trying to firm up support for a $1 trillion deal for projects including roads and rails, bridges and broadband.
"We have a chance to solve these problems and a chance for America to put ourselves in a position so we can win the second quarter of the 21st century because our infrastructure relative to the rest of the world is, we're falling behind," Biden said.
Biden said fixing for today is OK, but we have to build for tomorrow.
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