Two Years of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Arizona
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8th, 2023
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TWO YEARS OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IN ARIZONA
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation has invested $2.7 billion dollars to modernize Arizona’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports, and $778 million dollars to improve Arizona’s water infrastructure.
Ahead of the anniversary, Building Back Together Executive Director Mayra Macías released the following statement:
“Over the past two years, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has become a driving force behind infrastructure development, job creation, and environmental sustainability. Since its enactment, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has created new high-paying and union job opportunities all across the country and fueled a manufacturing renaissance not seen in a generation.
But perhaps most of all, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a testament to the power of bipartisan cooperation and the potential to address pressing challenges. As we celebrate its two-year anniversary, we look forward to continued progress and the enduring impact it will have on our nation for generations to come.”
Arizona is already seeing major impacts thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden:
- More than 468,000 Arizona households are saving on their monthly internet bill thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- $69.2 million dollars have been invested to remove Arizona’s lead pipes throughout the state. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are an estimated 12,000 lead service lines in the state.
- Arizona has seen the largest dedicated investment to its roads and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. In Arizona, there are 107 bridges and more than 3,600 miles of highway in poor condition — and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already made more than $2.3 billion dollars in investments for roads, bridges, and other major road safety projects.
Read more about the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in local media:
Arizona Democratic House members Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton said Monday the state is receiving more than $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help repair highways and bridges and to build accommodations for electric vehicles.
Daily Independent: Arizona to get $1B for state highways, bridges, EV network
Arizona will receive more than $1 billion to help build roads, bridges and an electric vehicle network through the bipartisan Infrastructure Law… The bulk of it, $1 billion, is from Federal-Aid Highway Appointments that includes programs like the National Highway Performance Program, the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the highway frieght program and new climate mitigation and resllience programs.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $693,192 for the state of Arizona through the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grant program. The funds will be invested in Arizona recycling infrastructure and waste management systems.
Today it was announced that the bipartisan infrastructure law, led by Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, will invest $44.3 million dollars in Apache Junction and $4.57 million dollars in Buckeye. These investments will go towards flood prevention and mitigation in both towns.