Two Years of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Wisconsin
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 WISCONSIN
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation has invested $2.6 billion dollars to modernize Wisconsin’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports, and $369 million dollars to improve Wisconsin’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.”
Wisconsin is already seeing major impacts thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden:
- About 405,000 Wisconsin households are saving on their monthly internet bill thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- $129.5 million has been invested to remove Wisconsin’s lead pipes throughout the state. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are an estimated 329,866 lead service lines in the state.
- Wisconsin has seen the largest dedicated investment to its roads and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. In Wisconsin, 922 bridges and more than 6,976 miles of highway in poor condition — and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already made $2.3 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:
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law expanded these limited funding opportunities for passenger rail systems like the MWRRI. Current projects approved for a portion of these funds include the Chicago Union Station Concourse Improvement Project, but the MWRRI could be eligible for financial assistance through this program.
Wisconsin Ag Connection: $20M Allocated by Biden-Harris to Research Degraded Ecosystem Restoration
The Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is investing $20 million to fund 30 research studies to develop new technologies and data that will increase restoration of degraded forests, grasslands, and watersheds. The funding, provided by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also supports shared efforts between agency scientists, tribes, states, academia, and non-government organizations.