Two Years of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in New Mexico
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8th, 2023
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TWO YEARS OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IN NEW MEXICO
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation has invested $1.4 billion dollars to modernize New Mexico’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports, and $698 million dollars to improve New Mexico’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.”
New Mexico is already seeing major impacts thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden:
- About 175,000 New Mexican households are saving on their monthly internet bill thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- $57 million has been invested to remove New Mexico’s lead pipes throughout the state. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are an estimated 26,000 lead service lines in the state.
- New Mexico has seen the largest dedicated investment to its roads and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. In New Mexico, 199 bridges and more than 4,130 miles of highway in poor condition — and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already made $1.2 billionin investments for roads, bridges, and other major road safety projects.
Read more about the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in local media:
The Department of the Interior announced on Thursday that it will invest nearly $40 million to help Native American tribes clean up and plug orphaned oil and gas wells across Indian Country to help reduce harmful pollutants. The funds come from the $1 trillion infrastructure legislation that passed last year, and will go to 10 tribal nations across the country including the Navajo Nation.
NM Political Report: Eastern New Mexico water pipeline project enters its next phase
Once complete, the pipeline will provide reliable, safe and secure drinking water to approximately 70,000 people. The pipeline is important because the communities in eastern New Mexico rely on the Ogallala Aquifer, which is declining. Funding for the project came in part through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the bipartisan infrastructure package.