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Rep. Frankel Statement on Historic Infrastructure Deal

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“This package will create millions of good paying jobs, modernizing our bridges, roads, and public transportation systems while making historic investments in broadband, electric vehicles, green infrastructure and clean drinking water,” said Rep. Frankel. “I look forward to passing the rest of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda to create an economy that works for all Americans.”

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

  • Makes the largest federal investment in public transit ever;
  • Makes the largest federal investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak;
  • Makes the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system;
  • Makes the largest investment in clean drinking water and waste water infrastructure in American history, delivering clean water to millions of families;
  • Ensures every American has access to reliable high-speed internet, and;
  • Helps us tackle the climate crisis by making the largest investment in clean energy transmission and EV infrastructure in history; electrifying thousands of school and transit buses across the country; and creating a new Grid Deployment Authority to build a resilient, clean, 21st century electric grid.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed the House by a vote of 228-206. It now goes to the President for his signature.