The JACL Applauds Senate Passage of the Historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Today the Senate passed the $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This legislation allocates funds to programs that will directly improve marginalized communities including expanding broadband access and deployment so all Americans will have access to reliable high-speed internet. It will also make necessary investments in our transportation infrastructure to rebuild roads and bridges and improve our railroad transit system. Additionally, it will make necessary investments in clean energy and electric vehicles.
JACL Executive Director, David Inoue says of the bill: “This infrastructure package addresses many of our most urgent and immediate needs to repair crumbling roads and bridges, invest in our public utility infrastructure, but also looks towards our future needs with broadband access and deployment and electric vehicle investments. We hope the House can act in a similarly bi-partisan way to bring swift passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act."