Two Years of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Ohio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8th, 2023
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TWO YEARS OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IN OHIO
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation has invested $6.1 billion dollars to modernize Ohio’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports, and $650 million dollars to improve Ohio’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.”
Ohio is already seeing major impacts thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden:
- About 1,074,000 Ohio households are saving on their monthly internet bill thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- $238.2 million has been invested to remove Ohio’s lead pipes throughout the state. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are an estimated 650,000 lead service lines in the state.
- Ohio has seen the largest dedicated investment to its roads and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. In Ohio, 1,223 bridges and more than 4,440 miles of highway in poor condition — and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already made $5.5 billion in investments for roads, bridges, and other major road safety projects.
Read more about the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in local media:
On Friday, President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced seven regional clean hydrogen hubs that were selected to receive $7 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to accelerate the domestic market for low-cost, clean hydrogen. Advancing clean hydrogen is essential to achieving the President’s vision of a strong clean energy economy that strengthens energy security, bolsters domestic manufacturing, creates healthier communities and delivers new jobs and economic opportunities across the nation.
The Business Journals: Feds pick an Ohio project for big regional hydrogen hub
Regional hydrogen hubs are the Biden administration’s approach to meeting net-zero carbon emission goals by 2050 across the country. The hub funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is designed to spark public-private partnerships that decarbonize heavy industries like power generation, metals and chemical manufacturing and other challenging sectors. It’s also hoped to use natural gas, renewables and nuclear to create hydrogen, a low or no carbon energy source at a competitive price.
Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will visit Philadelphia to announce $7 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for the hubs. The Energy Department said each hub will create ‘networks of hydrogen producers, consumers, and local connective infrastructure to accelerate the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier that can deliver or store tremendous amounts of energy.’
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack this week announced nearly $700 million in grants and loans to connect thousands of rural residents, farmers and business owners in 22 states and the Marshall Islands to reliable, affordable high-speed internet through the ReConnect Program, funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This program is uniquely designed to fund the most difficult high-speed internet projects in the nation, which are the most rural, remote and unserved communities.