Six Months In: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Nevadans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
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SIX MONTHS IN: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IS DELIVERING FOR NEVADANS
From rebuilding bridges to bringing down the cost of utility bills, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete benefits to Nevada families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six months ago, President Biden brought together Democrats and Republicans to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, historic legislation to rebuild and modernize America. The positive impact of this law is already being felt in Nevada and across the country as it gets Americans to work rebuilding roads and bridges, replacing lead pipes, expanding access to high-speed internet, and more. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating good-paying jobs in Nevada and lowering costs for families by bringing supply chains back to the United States – making “Buy American” a reality once again.
Already, funding has been announced for 4,300 projects across all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In Nevada, $800 million in funding so far from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating jobs and fixing crumbling infrastructure – from over $43 million to address the aging infrastructure of Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, to funding for water infrastructure, to $14.2 billion to deliver affordable high-speed internet to an additional 123,822 Nevadans. The full list of projects funded in Nevada to date can be found here. These projects are just a few of the many ways Nevadans have seen – and will continue to see – the benefits of President Biden’s infrastructure law in their communities.
Six months ago, President Biden signed his historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will create good-paying jobs and fix crumbling infrastructure throughout Nevada:
- Delivers $2.5 billion in federal funding to repair highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs to address the over 1,090 miles of highway and 28 bridges in poor condition in Nevada.
- Improves healthy, sustainable transportation options, including by investing $459 million in public transit and $38 million to expand Nevada’s network of EV charging stations.
- This includes an investment of over $89 million in 2022 from the Federal Transit Administration for Nevada transit systems to modernize and expand services for Nevadans in communities large and small.
- Brings high-speed internet access to the at least 123,822 Nevadans who lack access to broadband.
- And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 825,000 or 26% of people in Nevada will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
- Invests $403 million in Nevada to eliminate lead pipes and provide clean drinking water to Nevadans who lack it.
- Prepares more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber attacks, and extreme weather events. Nevada can expect to receive $8.6 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $12 million to protect against cyberattacks.
- Invests over $24 million in 2022 through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help working families in Nevada make their homes more energy-efficient and save families nearly $400 a year on their energy bills while tackling climate change.
- Provides approximately $293 million to Nevada airports for infrastructure development over five years.
- Invests over $57 million over five years to help Nevada reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change while saving Nevadans money on gas by supporting zero-emission transportation like the electrification of vehicles.
See more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for Nevada:
- The Nevada Independent: Infrastructure bill: More than $4 billion headed to Nevada for roads, bridges, airports and broadband
- Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada will get $45M for bridge repairs under infrastructure bill