Washington, D.C. — Last night, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) and the House of Representatives passed H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a historic and landmark bill to invest in America’s infrastructure, fix the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, and improve safety for families and communities across the country. The package is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century and passed with bipartisan support on a vote of 228-206. The funding will help build back a better America, put Americans back to work, and get this nation on its way back to normal.  

“We have an opportunity to invest in American infrastructure that will bolster our communities for generations to come: roads that make it quicker and safer to get to work; walkways that make it safer for pedestrians and cars alike; and access to transportation that makes it easier and more equitable for everyone to get where they need to go.” said McBath. “Transportation and infrastructure have long been a central part of what makes our community run, and this bill represents a vital step as we work put Americans back to work, to ensure our local businesses have the access to the materials and talent they need to grow, to make transportation safer and faster, and to make our infrastructure systems more equitable for every American. At its very core, these projects are about safety, about efficiency, and about connectivity—connecting the people and places we love, connecting companies and consumers, and connecting Americans to America.” 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act injects funds into projects including roads, bridges, and other needed infrastructure fixes across America. Among its key provisions, the bill:

  • It funds the country’s electric grid to help keep the lights on and our power systems secure
  • It supports airports to keep our country safe
  • It builds out our port infrastructure, making supply chains stronger and more efficient
  • It invests in resiliency to protect our homes and cities against floods, fires, and storms
  • It helps build back our country’s rail and train services
  • It invests in broadband internet
  • It provides the largest federal investment in public transit in history
  • It helps rebuild our water infrastructure
  • It invests in environmental remediation
  • It invests in electric vehicles and other forms of electric transportation