Madison, Wis. — This week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan visited Milwaukee, once again highlighting the Biden administration’s investment in Wisconsin. Wisconsinites are voicing their support for the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, as federal funding continues to support small businesses and communities across the state.
Here’s what folks across the state are saying about the Build Back Better agenda and President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Package:
Bayview Compass: ARPA Funds Provide Much Needed Relief
- “Most people may know the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, signed into law by President Biden in March, as the law that gave most Americans a one-time payment of $1,400 this spring. What you may be less aware of is that the law will have significant impacts across Milwaukee County government.
- “The county will receive $180 million from the federal government to use for pandemic relief and economic stimulus. The City of Milwaukee will receive more than $394 million. Each municipality within the county also will get its own funding, albeit a lesser amount.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Pabst Theater lands $10.8 million in federal grants under COVID-19 relief for shuttered venues
- “The breakdown: $3.846 million will go to the Pabst Theater Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees the historic theater at 144 E. Wells Street in Milwaukee.
- “Another $6.966 million will go to the Pabst Theater Group, which operates the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater and Turner Hall Ballroom.”
- “Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Milwaukee to highlight federal efforts to help families and small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, July 7.”
Fox News Milwaukee: EPA tours Milwaukee water infrastructure, touts benefit of investment
- “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan touted a federal plan to replace all of Milwaukee’s 70,000 lead service lines, visiting the city Tuesday, July 6.
- “‘We know what lead pipes mean for public health, especially for children,’ said Regan. ‘It’s important that we get it done.’”
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