Six Months In: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Wisconsinites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
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SIX MONTHS IN: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IS DELIVERING FOR WISCONSINITES
From rebuilding bridges to bringing down the cost of utility bills, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete benefits to Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, $1.5 billion in funding so far from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating jobs and fixing crumbling infrastructure – from Superfund site cleanup in St. Croix, to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore trail network, to $1 billion in funding for Great Lakes restoration. The full list of projects funded in Wisconsin to date can be found here. These projects are just a few of the many ways Wisconsinites 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 Wisconsin:
- Delivers $5.2 billion in federal funding to repair highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs to address the over 1,949 miles of highway and 979 bridges in poor condition in Wisconsin.
- Improves healthy, sustainable transportation options, including by investing $592 million in public transit and $79 million to expand Wisconsin’s network of EV charging stations.
- This includes an investment of over $115 million in 2022 from the Federal Transit Administration for Wisconsin transit systems to modernize and expand services for Wisconsinites in communities large and small.
- Brings high-speed internet access to the at least 318,000 Wisconsinites who lack access to broadband.
- And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 1,246,000 or 22% of people in Wisconsin will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
- Invests $841 million in Wisconsin to eliminate lead pipes and provide clean drinking water to Wisconsinites who lack it.
- Prepares more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber attacks, and extreme weather events. Wisconsin can expect to receive $20 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $18 million to protect against cyberattacks.
- Invests over $95 million in 2022 through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help working families in Wisconsin make their homes more energy-efficient and save families nearly $400 a year on their energy bills while tackling climate change.
- Provides approximately $198 million to Wisconsin airports for infrastructure development over five years.
- Invests over $124 million over five years to help Wisconsin reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change while saving Wisconsinites money on gas by supporting zero-emission transportation like the electrification of vehicles.
See more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for Wisconsin:
- Wisconsin Public Radio: $1B from infrastructure plan speeds up work to restore polluted sites across Wisconsin, Great Lakes
- Spectrum News 1: Wisconsin to receive millions for electric vehicle infrastructure