Wexton Votes to Pass Historic Bipartisan Bill to Repair and Rebuild America’s Infrastructure
Washington, November 6, 2021
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass a historic bipartisan deal that will repair and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure to improve the everyday lives of Virginia families. This once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure will grow our economy, create good jobs, and make our country more competitive.
“I’m proud that today we are delivering one of the most significant bipartisan deals in a generation to meet a long-overdue need to repair and rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “With this legislation, we will improve the lives and commutes of Virginians by fixing our roads and improving our public transportation as well as making universal broadband a reality so every family can get connected in their own home. These investments will boost our local economy and create good-paying jobs of the future while keeping our country competitive around the globe.”
This Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will:
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also contains key priorities for Virginia’s 10th District. The legislation includes:
Virginia is expected to receive $7 billion for highway programs, $537 million for bridge replacement and repairs, and $1.2 billion to improve public transportation. Additionally, the commonwealth will be allocated a minimum of $100 million to expand broadband access to the at least 473,000 who currently lack coverage. A complete fact sheet on how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will impact Virginia can be found here.
The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 228-206 in the House, following a bipartisan vote of 69-30 in the Senate in August.
The full text of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can be found here.