Two Years of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8th, 2023
PRESS CONTACT: McKenzie Wilson, [email protected], 773-715-0169
TWO YEARS OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IN GEORGIA
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation has invested $4.5 billion dollars to modernize Georgia’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports, and $359 million dollars to improve Georgia’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.”
Georgia is already seeing major impacts thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden:
- About 651,000 Georgian householdsare saving on their monthly internet bill thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- $95.5 million has been invested to remove Georgia’s lead pipes throughout the state. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are an estimated 86,000 lead service lines in the state.
- Georgia has seen the largest dedicated investment to its roads and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. In Georgia, 293 bridges and more than 2,274 miles of highway in poor condition — and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already made $3.7 billionin investments for roads, bridges, and other major road safety projects.
Read more about the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in local media:
Ossoff has launched an audio public service announcement encouraging Georgians to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which was expanded through the bipartisan federal infrastructure law.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Power, Atlanta companies receiving federal hydropower grants
Georgia Power and two other Atlanta-based companies are receiving federal grant funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a series of projects using existing dams to advance hydropower, the agency announced Wednesday. The money comes from a $13 million pot carved out for projects nationwide by 2021′s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is part of an effort by President Joe Biden’s administration to accelerate the country’s transition away from burning fossil fuels.