CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF THE HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT

November 5, 2021
Press Release
Legislation includes action to invest in broadband, build climate resilience, and improve infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced House passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, landmark legislation to strengthen and modernize our national infrastructure that includes several key provisions Rep. Morelle helped secure.

 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a stark light on the inequities that plague our nation, including woefully under-resourced infrastructure that demands our immediate attention,” said Congressman Morelle. “As a member of the House Budget Committee, I’m proud to have played an important role in delivering big investments for New York that will result in good-paying jobs, and upgrades for critical infrastructure including roads and bridges, broadband internet, and public transit—all without raising taxes on working families.”

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make transformational investments in America’s infrastructure that will uplift families and strengthen our economy, including:

 

  • $65 billion to ensure every American has access to reliable high-speed internet with an historic investment in broadband infrastructure deployment.

 

  • $39 billion over five years to provide a record investment in public transit.

 

  • $7.5 billion to support and bolster electric vehicle (EV) and alternative charging infrastructure, which will help fight the climate crisis and create good-paying jobs.

 

  • $65 billion in funds to increase energy grid reliability and resiliency and add supply chains for clean energy technology, key technologies like carbon capture, hydrogen, and direct air capture.

 

  • $10 billion to help communities address emerging water contaminants like PFAS and PFOA that threaten the safety of our drinking water.

 

  • $1 billion in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), to address the ecological and economic wellbeing of the Great Lakes basin, including invasive species, pollution, and toxic contamination.

 

“Now we can create jobs and accelerate our path out of this pandemic while making investments that grow our economy for years to come,” said Congressman Joe Morelle. “I’m proud to be delivering on the promises we made to the American people, and I will continue to remain focused on delivering real results.”

 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act has passed the Senate and will now be delivered to the White House for President Biden’s signature. For more information on the legislation, click here.