Contact: Carter MacLeod
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and send it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. This legislation makes a historic investment in our roads and bridges, access to broadband, water infrastructure, resilience, and more – all while creating jobs and growing our economy.
“These historic investments in our infrastructure will help create good-paying jobs for Wisconsin workers, close the digital divide, ensure the safety of our communities, and position the United States to remain a leader in the 21st century global economy,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “It’s time to rebuild Wisconsin and rebuild America. I’m glad to send this bipartisan legislation to the President’s desk for his signature and show our democracy is working to get things done on behalf of the American people.”
“I want to thank Representative Kind for his hard work passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. For too long we’ve neglected investments in critical areas that directly impact American workers, American businesses and American families. One of the many historic investments in this bill is the effort to bridge the digital divide and ensure all Americans have access to reliable, affordable broadband. Broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Thanks to President Biden’s vision and the Congressman’s tireless effort to get this passed, we can now bring affordable broadband to every community in Wisconsin,” said United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
This package will invest in:
- Replacing and repairing bridges, roads, and highways
- Expanding access to broadband
- Rural infrastructure development
- Water infrastructure to address PFAS and for lead remediation
- Highway and pedestrian safety programs
- Freight and passenger rail and safety, and funding for Amtrak National Network for new service
- Waterway and coastal infrastructure, flood mitigation, inland waterway improvement, port infrastructure, and ecosystem restoration