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Congressman Krishnamoorthi Joins President Biden At White House As President Signs Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act Into Law

November 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi attended the White House signing ceremony for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. President Biden signed the historic legislation into law this afternoon, approving the largest investment in decades into roads, bridges, broadband access, water systems, and other infrastructure.

“I am honored to have attended the signing of the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act because this legislation will make crucial investments toward the success of our economy and our country,” Congressman Krishnamoorthi said. “This law will improve the lives of Americans across our country while expanding opportunities to thrive through repairing our roads and bridges while also expanding access to high-speed internet, modernizing our electrical grid, and improving our water systems. Our infrastructure is the foundation of our economic success, and this new law will ensure the strength of that foundation for decades to come.”

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also includes the States Afforded Funding Extensions To Oppose Driving Recklessly In Vehicular Engagements (SAFE TO DRIVE) Act, legislation that Congressman Krishnamoorthi authored with Senator Amy Klobuchar which will help ensure more states are able to access critical funding to enforce distracted driving laws and educate drivers in order to improve road safety.

Key funding provisions of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act include:

  • $110 billion of new funds for roads, bridges, and major projects
  • $89.9 billion in guaranteed funding for public transit over the next five years.
  • $65 billion investment to expand broadband access while lowering prices through increased competition
  • $65 billion toward electrical grid improvements to reduce outages, increase security, and facilitate the use of more clean energy sources through smart grid technology.
  • $55 billion toward clean drinking water, including dedicated funding to replace lead service lines
  • $50 billion toward preparing infrastructure for climate change and natural disasters including floods, wildfires, and droughts.
  • $17 billion in port infrastructure and $25 billion in airports to address repair and maintenance backlogs and to reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airport.
  • $39 billion of new investment to modernize transit, and improve accessibility for the elderly and people with disabilities
  • $7.5 billion to build infrastructure for electric vehicles, including charge systems, in order to reduce carbon emissions while supporting our domestic electric car industry.

For Illinois, key funding provisions of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act include:

  • $1.7 billion for improved drinking water
  • $9.8 billion for Illinois highways
  • $1.4 billion for bridge infrastructure
  • About $4 billion for public transit
  • At least $100 million for broadband infrastructure
  • Approximately $616 million for airport improvements
  • $149 million for electric vehicle funding