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Dingell Joins President Biden at White House to Sign Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into Law

Law Includes Many of Dingell’s Policy Priorities to Support Jobs, Environment, & Auto Safety

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined President Biden at the White House to sign into law the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will strengthen our crumbling roads and bridges, get the lead out of our drinking water pipes, boost high speed internet and make it accessible, and upgrade our electric power grid. The law also includes many provisions – from protecting the Great Lakes to preventing drunk driving – that Dingell has championed.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will put our country on a pathway to success and includes many provisions addressing the critical issues I’ve been working on for years: strengthening our roads and bridges, removing lead from our drinking water, funding a first-ever network of electric vehicles chargers, ensuring impaired driving prevention technology is installed in all new vehicles, manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles here in the United States, protecting the Great Lakes, and so much more,” said Dingell. “I’ve always said that I’m focused on creating good-paying American jobs and getting the economy back up and running, all while fixing our roads and bridges and combatting climate change. This critical infrastructure investment – paired with the expected passage this week of the Build Back Better Act – will make these goals a reality and support so many working families in Michigan and across the country. I was proud to work in such a bipartisan way to make this happen and am honored to stand with President Biden on this important day.”

This historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes a number of provisions championed by Dingell, including:

  • $15 billion through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace lead service lines and provide cleaner drinking water.
  • $1 billion for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Dingell is a Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force and has long pushed for robust funding to protect and restore these treasured resources.
  • $7.5 billion to build out the first-ever national network of electric vehicle charging stations across the United States.
  • $10 billion to address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances or PFAS contamination across the country.
  • Expansion of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program to include medium and heavy duty vehicles, trains, aircraft, maritime vessels, and hyperloop technology, which is a part of Dingell’s ATVM Future Act.
  • $65 billion in state grants to make broadband more accessible and affordable.

To view the full text of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, please click here.


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